I have a concrete way to support a global movement. And I want to share a personal piece of advice I have always followed. If I am supporting a cause, it doesn’t mean that I hit ‘Like’ on an update or a tweet from a contact. a ‘Like’ is the very least I can do on social media, in order to show I care. I think one of the biggest things I can do is to support multiple global movements.
But why would I stop there? Support means sharing and speaking up. ‘Likes’ don’t get my message further. However if I like an update, it shows that I am inclined to agree, but I won’t put in the 2 minutes work to pass it on to my own network.
Global movement: Outraged by challenges
I could support a new global movement. I could be outraged by climate change or the death of George Floyd. Or even by the lack of gender equality at my workplace. However, I would first use that outrage proactively when I decide to share, to show up for the cause. To sign that petition from a contact of mine. To change my profile picture and make the movement grow larger. Sharing is what is needed for a better world. A simple change in your mind that makes ideas spread further.