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Change Yourself

One lesson we hardly accept is we can’t change others. Lesson learned and taken, however, most of us still spend tremendous amount of time and energy trying to change others upset, angry, or frustrate when nothing seems to work. We wish our spouses to be less clumsy and keep house a fairly clean, our children clean up after themselves, or a nicer neighbor. We find ourselves questioning, “when is she going to change?” or “is he going to learn…?” In fact, we aren’t the center of this universe therefore don’t expect others revolve around us. Unless, we change ourselves first otherwise, the world will remain unchanged. It may hard to get much done one little step at a time. But it is impossible to accomplish anything without one little step at a time. So be initiative!

Like an unknown monk at 1100 A.D said: “When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.  I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.  When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town.  I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.  Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family.  My family and I could have made an impact on our town.  Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.”

 

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