The Man Who Changed the World

I was at one of my favorite coffee shops the other day, and read something very profound. It went something like this:

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There was a man who wanted to change the world. He found that he wasn't making much progress, so he tried instead to change his country. This was also too difficult, so he tried to change his neighborhood. When he didn't have success there, he tried to change his family. Even that was easier said than done, so he settled merely to change himself.

And he succeeded!

Then an interesting thing happened. Once he had changed himself, he had an effect on his family, and his family changed. And when his family changed, his neighborhood changed. When his neighborhood changed, his country changed. And when his country changed, the world changed!

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We can all change the world by living our beliefs. The place to begin our quest to change the world should always, first and foremost, begin with ourselves.



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Node #33 ?, Very cool!

Good Wisdom in this, No one commented? or did they get lost along the way? But very cool indeed!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

where do you see the node number?

I must be blind.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

It's in the URL

In your browser address bar at the top /33/, also if you hover your cursor over any of the comment/reply titles it will show up on the bottom left. /33/

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Nope - no comments.

March 1, 2007 - this was a pretty sleepy place, friend. It was just about 1-1/2 months after launch!

It was more like the Weekly Paul back then - lol.

He's the man.

I found out how much work it takes Michael

I could see it being very slow as you were working to build it up. I have now myself realized how hard it is to get something like the DP up and going. Trying to work, do chores, face responsibilities, dealing with the unforeseen that arises out of nowhere and still try to find time to build and maintain a site that attracts traffic. Huge task that takes much more than most would realize. The wisdom you shared in this node is what made it progress to what it is now. Well done Sir! thank you for your example of hard work and dedication!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Bump

Will this bump?

From 2007, yo!

Node #33. That is going back in time! We need a time machine for this one.

Woot!

He's the man.

I like this

Bump it back it time!