What does CFP recommend to its Participants for self-improvement?
CFP recommends to its Participants to stay involved in its activities as much as possible. CFP's activities are organized efforts for self-improvements and improvement of the community where it presents its public programs.
Every Participants should take care that (s)he regularly practices the following things -
1. Read books - Fictions from different countries and Non-Fictions on different topics.
2. Acquire information and theories - On current topics and on general topics. Take help of Internet and Libraries. You do not need to be specialized on everything. But, be acquainted with the basics of everything.
3. Study history - Of different countries/civilizations/wars.
4. See/listen to artworks and know about them - See all kind of Paintings, Sculptures, Architectures. Listen to music albums of different periods and different countries and different singers/bands.
5. See feature films and documentaries and know about them - Full-length and short, of different countries and on different topics and of different periods.
6. See performing arts - All kind of Theatres, Dance programs and Singing performances.
7. Study and be specialized in at least one form of art - Either in doing or in appreciating.
8. Be updated and specialized in at least one sports - Be it chess or lawn tennis or football or cricket or whatever. You do not need to become an expert player. But, you need to know its current happenings and history.
9. Be Socially and Politically active - Meet people in familial/social gatherings and exchange your views with them, help the ones in need of your support. Work in different associations like local clubs, NGOs etc. - formally or informally - voluntarily. Provide active support to any political party or simply deny all and announce where you can your stance as a separate political line and try to win support for your own line.
10. Learn to be more communicative - Through trial & error, learn more communication skills. You do not need to become an expert in public speaking, but at least be able enough to express your thoughts precisely using correct words.
11. Gather experience and be reasonably expert in common daily tasks - Cooking, cleaning clothes, washing dishes, sweeping floors, banking operations, internet browsing, keeping financial accounts etc.
12. Question your beliefs - Be it religious or political or traditional. Never accept anything blindly. Don't go by glamour or allure. Doubt everything.
13. Face reality - When you are in trouble or when you are depressed, don't take resort of religious beliefs or the God(s). Mingle with your friends, share your problem, find a solution. Be strong enough to avoid the God(s) and face the reality as you find it.
14. Avoid corruption - Avoid totally all corruptive practices. Give bribe only when there is no other way, but never give bribe to guard your own faults or for winning any special benefit which is normally not entitled to others. Never take bribes. Avoid nepotism completely.
15. Use proper identification - When you introduce yourself or some other verbally or in written, don't mention race or religion or economic class, mention only name, nationality, the profession with professional achievements, and the special qualifications (like hobby) with special achievements in that line. E.g. rather than saying "She was from a Slavic Jews middle class family", say "She was Ms. XXX. She lived in France. She was a professor in the university of YYY. Her paper on ZZZ was widely acclaimed. She was also a theatre actor. She won many national awards for her acting."
Many people will say that they have not enough time to do all these things after carrying out the daily familial and workplace duties. This is totally wrong. It is the argument of the lazy people who prefer to stay fools rather than take up the efforts for self-improvement. You always have time. You just need to be organized enough to use your time fruitfully and you just need to be willing.