Change the world

Once upon a time a man set out to change the world. Before long he discovered that the world was far too big for one person to change. So he decided to change his country.

Crooked politicians and special interest groups unfortunately thwarted his efforts, so he decided to change his neighborhood. But his neighbors simply closed their doors and shut their windows. So he decided to change his family. Instead of changing, his children rebelled and his wife threatened a divorce, and things only got worse.

Finally the man decided to change himself. And when he did that, he changed the world

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Change
2 comments on “Change the world
  1. Marjii says:

    “We must be the change that you wish to see.” ~ Ghandi
    “If you want to make the world a better place, you gotta look at yourself and make that change.” ~Michael Jackson
    “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

  2. Kim says:

    Wow – timely – I’ve been divorced, my kids rebelled, and now I am looking in the mirror and realizing this is the hardest change of all….

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