How do you give back to the world?

The world needs you to be the best version of yourself.

Life doesn't just consist of what you have. It also consists of helping others. No matter what you achieve to find more purpose and happiness; you'd always be thinking of how you could give back to the world.  

"Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping because giving gives you purpose. When you have a purpose-driven life, you’re a happier person" — Goldie Hawn.

Ways to Give Back to Society

Here are ways you could learn to help and give back from Real people & friends all over the world on how they’re giving back:

Help your community and those in recovery

"Then help your State

Then help your country

Then start helping globally

Find out what would help out the people and their needs." 

Support and acknowledge the positive things that someone accomplishes in order to assist them in their recovery, and don't give up on them when they make a mistake. Show them they're worth living for — pay attention to them more, ask if there's anything you can do to help, and be kind. Assist them in enrolling in a variety of addiction treatment programs.

Be Polite

“I try to be polite to everyone. Hopefully, they will pass it on. I pick up trash when I see it. I go out of my way to recycle.”

“I like to look for ways, holding a door open, letting someone with fewer items ahead of me in line, putting my cart in the cart thing...”

Keep Giving 

“Keep studying and learning what the world is all about. Give what I can afford to make it a world of happy, godly, peaceful people.”

“Give of yourself and what you have”. Remember, givers are attractive. 

Be the Best Version of Yourself 

“By giving your best of truly who you are. Character is everything when people are not looking more than when they are.”

By just doing what you do, cause no one is able to be you

Another responder gave a detailed response on being the best version of yourself: 

“Every day we can make the world better through our interactions with other humans. Every day, we can give back by creating a supportive and motivating environment and empowering others. You changing one life can change a thousand.

Doing Your Best Always 

“Doing the best you can in every role you play! Be happy NOW! Happiness is contagious and rubs off and magnetic.”

You can also give back by doing your best through your lifestyle and career. 

“By receiving goodness and returning it back to the world. My lifestyle, speaking, coaching, writing, and encouraging daily.”

Being Kind

Being kind to Everyone. “Helping who I can, when I can, and how I can.”

Another responder broke it down into details, starting with a smile: 

“Where ever you go, Love people right where they're at. Even in small ways..e.g...a stranger looks like they're having a hard day, say something kind/ uplifting or a smile, an act of kindness. It could be the best thing to happen to them in a while.”

Give Back Through Your Job or Career 

If you work in the health care especially during the pre and post-Pandemic, you know doing what you do is beyond a hazard allowance:  

“My job. I work in healthcare and have daily patient contact.” 

To others is through music: 

“Musical cheer for now. Shifting into fewer words more action.”

Do More No Matter How Small

This one is really touching, covering almost all forms of kindness: 

“I sponsor a child in Ecuador.

I share my veggies from my garden with all my neighbors and even people I don't know.

I give to people sitting on the side of the road with signs to help.

I gave my car to a girl in need.

I buy gift cards and school supplies for people who don't have enough money.

I donate to the salvation army thrift store.

Not much but it's a start”

A little way to do more in a short sentence is “doing what you can… when you can...”

Pay it forward 

“Pay it forward. Do something nice for 3 people, when they want to repay you. you tell them to pay it forward..”

Here’s a story that really explains how you can pay it forward through compliments: 

“I never give back - I consistently pay it forward. You can change a person's day with one compliment.

I complimented a woman on her beautiful, full, perfectly white hair while she was trying on sandals in a store. I complimented one in her selection, saying that she will be one sassy lady. Turns out that her husband died the previous day, and the shoes were for his funeral.

She thanked me for taking the time to speak with "this old lady"... as much as I may have touched her heart, I think that my heart grew 3 sizes”

Make a Difference 

Aspire to make a difference in people's life

Train Others 

“Hire people, train them to improve their life, then help them launch to the next level.”

Another way to train others is through mentoring. Mentor. Leave a legacy behind.

Sharing & Donating

Sharing is love. You can share what you have. You can share from your excesses & reserves you can share from your “widow's mite.”  

You can also share books. A responder posted this that really touched me: 

“By creating a page it's called #LibrengLibro (FREE BOOKS). It's where people donate their unused books, which can still be used by those who don't have money to buy books. Because of COVID-19, there are no physical interactions. I post the books, they choose and they received them. I had my first sponsor last night by surprise, coz' there are actually people who don't have anything to pay for the delivery of their books. And 'twas an answered prayer. We're still new... but who knows? Tomorrow, I will be sending my 3rd set of books. it's always from South to way, way, way North.

I'm doing this because I'm in Brain Cancer remission and because I know how it feels to have nothing.

I thank GOD for the many chances. And, now knowing my purpose. I pray to you who's reading this, by God's grace, you'll find your purpose too.”

Remember, sharing is caring.

Raising Kids 

By raising great kids who are productive, self-sufficient, and nice!

A responder gave this hit one-liner “Raising good kids, productive, kind”


Volunteering is another way to give back. You can volunteer in your church, working place, or a non-profit organization.

Working at a recovery center gives you a sense of purpose, allows you to help others, and helps you to form important friendships and connections.15) Writing 

I believe in the power of words. 


Remember, if you don’t want to be forgotten as soon as you’re dead and rotten; either write things worth reading or do things worth reading.

These are the little ways you can learn to start giving back to your society; if you have any other ways, you're helping others and want to share, kindly email our editing team at and your story or contribution would be added to the blog.