How many people do you know who have a social conscience? 1, 2, 3, 10, 100? Depending on the circles you move in you may have more or less. For some people they are passionate about the environment, animals, domestic violence, world hunger, world poverty, homelessness, diseases, human rights, and so on. There is a very long list of social issues to care about.
If you met your friends for lunch, would you talk about these topics or would you spend time gossiping about old school friends? Do you consistently support any causes or share awareness of social issues?
It’s true that we have many commitments and obligations in our own life and unless we are affected or impacted by any of the above, we can live in a pretty safe and privileged bubble of ignorance. After all ignorance is bliss, and the burden of the world’s problems are too much for some to comprehend, let alone dealing with our own challenges.
As we move towards 2023, I would like to offer up some ideas and questions for fostering a social conscience and having your own personal CSR (Me-SR) Statement. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is now an oldish term for businesses doing the right thing and giving back to the communities they use on their path to make money. A Me-SR Statement will enable you to create a personal legacy through giving.
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