We meet again in another edition of the Butterfly Wings! Once again, youths from all across the globe come together to embrace their purpose to create meaningful developments in the society surrounding mental health and substance abuse awareness and prevention.
In this 3rd edition of the Butterfly Wings, my peers & I would like to invite you all to flutter in the direction of Understanding, Compassion and Positivity.
Understanding can be defined as a person's mental quality, actions, or state that involves comprehension, knowledge, and sympathetic awareness. Understanding appears to be simple and straightforward, but it necessitates a higher level of thinking, and not everyone appears to be practising it. In the articles you're about to read, my team and I wish to emphasise that acquiring understanding is more essential than being right. Sometimes what we need is a patient heart that listens rather than an intellectual mind that speaks. Every so often, we need open arms that embrace rather than sharp eyes that continuously seek flaws. And more often than not, we require gentle hands that guide us rather than a finger that points out errors. With that, we hope that the readers of Butterfly Wings will flutter their magnificent wings in the direction of understanding to create a meaningful impact, for understanding is the primary foundation to a better society.
Compassion is defined as a sympathetic consciousness of others' distress coupled with a desire to alleviate it. Compassion entails more than simply expressing sympathy or showing concern. To be compassionate refers to genuine and deep care about another person's emotions and experiences as they navigate through the peaks and valleys of life. In the following articles, my team and I would like to underline that compassion entails not just telling someone that you care about them but involves demonstrating that you care by providing a warm presence and taking the appropriate initiatives to offer comfort. Being compassionate may appear to be a passive quality, yet it is the foundation of all great accomplishments and can be a highly strong weapon for making a significant impact in society. We often undervalue the impact of a gesture, a smile, a kind remark, a listening ear, or even the tiniest act of kindness, but little do we realise that these gestures can influence someone's life for the better, let alone a whole society. With that, we urge the readers of the Butterfly Wings to embody compassion and offer love and kindness towards everyone they encounter, as compassion will be a tremendous tool in combating society's ubiquitous substance issues.
Positivity is described as the practice of optimism or an evidently blissful perspective. Those who practice positivism are frequently characterised as those who illuminate others. Many individuals preach "be positive," yet they hold a misconception of positivism. My team and I would like to highlight that true positivity does not imply denying or ignoring one's negative perceptions. In contrast, true positivity involves recognising and respecting your negative perceptions and becoming aware of the information they convey.
Moreover, rather than passing judgment or being harsh on someone who is immersed in negativity, shower them with kindness. We believe that if everyone adopted positive intentions, there would be no cause for someone to suffer in silence or feel the need to employ negative coping strategies. In essence, positivity has the potential to usher in a new era of productivity in the community. Therefore, we encourage the readers of Butterfly Wings to radiate positivity, as spreading positivity around the globe fosters a community of peaceful and intellectual minds striving towards a better future.
“Remember that no one is born a change-maker. It's something you become when you see a problem then dare to become part of the solution.” – Melinda Gates
Every day when we wake up, we are given the option of fluttering our wings in any direction we desire. Become a change-maker and make a point of fluttering your wings in the direction of Understanding, Compassion, and Positivity.