Every time someone reads one of your hubs...
If they enjoyed it or gained knowledge from it, then you have just contributed to society.
It is as simple and easy as that.
That mean all commentators are socialists?
This is a philosophical and self-worth thread… So I would have absolutely no idea as to what the correct answers would be regarding any political or religious questions.
LOL, good answer which deserves a straight answer to your original question.
Yes, I think it is as simple and easy as that. Anything that leaves another either wiser or better informed has to be positive. If you say something I disagree with it forces me to consider my opinions and beliefs and convictions, it might not change them, it might strengthen them but at least they get a bit of exercise.
The most amazing aspect of HP that I have experienced is seeing people from all over the globe reaing my hubs.
It may be true that if someone gains knowledge from a Hub it's a contribution to society, but I would consider that in some cases the person might have been able to gain the same knowledge (maybe more) in any number of other places, say, on the Internet. Knowledge is always a good thing, of course. Of my own Hubs, though, I tend to see the ones that someone says have made them feel better in some way as more of a "contribution to society".
I have a couple/few Hubs that people have said made them feel better somehow. To me, feeling as if I've managed to make someone feel a little better or understood (or less alone) is a more meaningful "contribution" to me. Not that I do it all the time, but, to me, inspiring thought for a reader; or else leaving someone feeling less alone, less misunderstood, or somehow reassured or better are more important than (at least some) knowledge.
I might value knowledge about something like preventing cancer or treating the most vulnerable in society with respect and kindness as "more valuable" knowledge than, say, knowledge about how to hang curtains in a living room. I'd "rate" knowledge that people don't already have as more valuable than stuff they already know too.
Getting someone to think about, say, trying to understand other people may be more "valuable" than getting someone to think about what he'd do if he won a million dollars in the lottery.
Helping someone feel better by writing about how he shouldn't feel guilty about yelling as his elderly grandmother would, to me, be worthless (for example); while helping someone who feels alone and is searching for someone who seems to know what he's going through would be more of a "contribution".
Another kind of contribution might be to just entertain someone, make the laugh, or make them feel as if they're just glad they read something (like a good story or a poem they found particularly meaningful).
I guess my point is just that I think not all contributions are equally valuable; but also that I can't really say I thought absolutely all Hubs are "a contribution to society" (a whole bunch of my fairly useless Hubs included). If someone wants to know how to hang those curtains in the living room, there's no doubt helping them learn how is a contribution. I just think that the "contribution picture" isn't as simple as being a matter of knowledge.
I don't know that you have necessary contributed to society...As we all know there can be so many different thoughts, which might result in something so different from what you were attempting to say.
"Reply to Contributing to Society"
We all are human beings created by our Creator as He willed, male or female.Lifespan is the period unknown to us. Creator has spread His guidance in us, in surroundings, in sending the Prophets and Messengers and blessing with the Divine Books. This stay of us on the earth is therefore transitory but full of meaning and purpose. One such purpose is to maintain the dignity of mankind by our contribution however a little it may be. We are all human beings and share many things in common. Respecting each other and interfering with none is not difficult. To speak the truth, to be honest, to keep the weights and measures accurate and upto admitted standard, to pay the due on time and fully, to respect elders and to be affectionate to the youngers, to help the poor, the needy, the orphan, the deprived, to those who are under heavy debts and bonds, to share and sympathise the difficulties, to consult each other on common problems, to observe the rule of law are not higher philosophies but simple practicable behaviour. History is replete where a little contribution brought much good results. Many many things are done by the society which we enjoy why not participate in social welfare works even for a minute. It will provide peace of mind and will create love in the minds of other members of the society.
lol shall one remind the twe previous that this is a philosophical thread and not even a religious one. I think our Creator could give his name a vacation to acknowledge the nature of the contribution of writing.
I do question the possibility though it hasn't been raised yet that all contributions of thought are good of a necessity. John did make a similar hypothesis that has caused me to interject if I am allowed the possibility that some thoughts, if introduced into the whole have a degrading effect and actually stems the tide of further inspiration.
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