Take the venture to think
The essential act of thinking about the serious problems of our global living together is your most important contribution. Take your time to reflect about the "big questions" and spare time on playing around with the newest Apps or updating your Instagram. In particular, focus on the consequences of your personal behavior and attitudes for other people outside your immediate reach. Those who really made a difference had a collective starting point. They sat down to think.
You don't need a right of free opinion if you have no opinion.
Exchanging beliefs, assessing arguments, and learning about opposing ideas is one of the most productive experiences. Tackling the big questions makes sure you urge others to take a stand on the
urgent issues of our time. Making People seriously argue for their position is the easiest way to trigger a thinking process.
Proper opinions need proper information. We should always take the time to gather balanced information also about those latent issues out of constant focus but potentially affecting
billions of people. If you really want to know about a certain topic you have easy access to manifold information sources. At our website we continously propose books we think are interesting regarding our prime topic, economic moderation.
Don't be a conformist
There are too many people who make themselves comfortable with challenging nothing. They regard their rights and material welfare as a means to live an undisturbed life and forget about the duties coming along with them. Instead, we should feel obliged to interfere in what we personally think goes wrong and deserves public discussion. Again, this requires to first think and second form a sophisticated opinion.
Obviously, the best way to make an effective difference is continuous engagement within your everyday reach. A number of studies show that short-term volunteer work abroad is far less helpful. A one year volunter stand in Africa might look impressing on your CV; however, your local impact would probably have been much more effective. Later on you might decide to support those who suffer from immoderate economic demands on the spot. It's all about where and how you can really make a difference, not where and how to impress others for the sake of yourself.