How to Save the World in Six Easy Steps
1. Do not inform yourself
This is the first step and it is the most important one. Reading the newspaper or following a news blog might present you with a huge amount of problems all around the world. Be it the war in Syria, poverty in a Mumbai slum, the unrightful imprisonment of journalists all around the world, or the fact that people in Venezuela do not have anything to eat. This is too much for you. If you were aware of all these facts, they might overwhelm you and leave you paralysed. Too many options are never a good thing. If you cannot decide where to start helping, you probably won't start at all. This is what the news do to you. Do not read them. Better rely on what people around you say about things. This does not only save time but also spares you from potential heartbreak.
2. Do not believe people who are trying to evoke your sympathy
We all know these stories: the little girl twittering from East Aleppo and telling you that she is afraid the next bomb migh