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Social Service can Change your Life: The Challenge of the Unknown

26 Jan, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Anyone who has ever engaged in any form of volunteer or social service with a non profit organization or an NGO would know the vast amount of satisfaction charitable or philanthropic work can bring. The beauty of volunteering to bring about some change in the societies we live in is inherent in the understanding that change is after all in our hands. Be it in the social or personal arena, the power to effect change in our lives as well as others’ lives lies with the individual self. Social Service is an extension of this concept. When we speak of social service, our minds instantly go on the lines of working at an orphanage or organizing a petition to save the environment or something similar. This is social service to the regular citizen who doesn’t have the bent of mind to invest all his time in this work and become a full time social service volunteer, but at the same time is willing to find time to give back to the community. This lies at the heart of social service. The intent and the act of finding time for something that is purely for the benefit of someone else is different experience for everyone and has the ability to transform lives. Here are 5 ways in which Social Service can change your life:

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Being Social : Learn to Say “Hello”

16 Jan, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Social awkwardness and social anxiety affect more people than you might expect. One of the things that makes dealing with social anxiety is just that; the fact that it is not always obvious to others around you. While severe social anxiety requires professional help, not every form of anxiety does. Sometimes, it might just be shyness or lack of confidence at work. There are numerous self help articles and books out there to help you overcome social awkwardness yourself and bring about a change in personality, but making a choice about which article or book to read can be difficult. Here’s a simple starting place for anyone who has a hard time just saying “hello” and does not know where to begin:

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