Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
MOMFAN
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 175,351
SparkPoints
 

How to Change the World

Saturday, February 02, 2013

These words were engraved on the tombstone of an Anglican bishop burried in Westminster Abbey in 1100 AD.

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.

So let me start with the man in the mirror and who knows I may change the world.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post