Being a Global Citizen is an exciting adventure. Learning more about the world we live in and working to bring about positive change are highly rewarding endeavors. Embark on this energizing journey! Sedna Inspirations’ Global Citizen Hat Collection will inspire you and those around you to be the change the world needs right now.
If you are a Global Citizen, or if you are working to become one, make sure to hone these five skills. Think of them as the basic tools you need to change the world for the better.
Critical thinking is more important than ever to understand how our reality works. Internet and social media offer many advantages, but also flood us with information that’s not always reliable. Learning to discern between trustworthy and doubtful information is key to have a good grasp of the challenges our world is currently facing.
Empathy is at the core of Global Citizenship and can be summed up in one question you should ask yourself frequently: “How would I feel in that situation?” Being sensitive to the plight of others pushes us out of our comfort zone and into a Global Citizen mindset.
Getting a clear picture of the challenges we are facing is just the first step. We must come up with solutions as well, and this usually requires creativity. Since most global problems have been around for a while, solving them takes a good dose of out-of-the-box thinking. Here are a few tips you can use to foster creative thinking in yourself and others:
- Ask open-ended questions.
- Make a habit out of asking “Why are we doing things this way?”
- Open yourself to new experiences.
Ability to Manage Complexity
We live in a complex reality, and answers are not always easy to come by. In order to fulfill our role as Global Citizens, we must accept that black-and-white situations are rare, and usually many factors come into play when it comes to understanding and solving problems.
This is the pinnacle of Global Citizenship. Sharp critical thinking, dazzling creativity, and insightful empathy mean very little if we fail to act. All other skills point to and support this crucial principle. Once you have gathered all the relevant facts from reliable sources and crafted an original, empathetic solution, put your plan in motion or reach out to others who already have a plan in motion and get involved. Taking action is the only way to bring about meaningful change.
Our Global Citizen hat collection is available in beige, blue, green, and gray. The choice of materials ranges from pigment dye cotton to corduroy and water-resistant nylon. Shop online today!
There are two embroidered front designs to choose from. One of them shows an Earth globe without frontiers, while the other one depicts a human figure jumping joyously into a wave. Both versions have the motto “One people-One Planet” embroidered on the back.
If you are a Global Citizen, or if you would like to become one, we would love to hear from you. Call us (626-353-7347), send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out through our social media–Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.