The Man Who Changed the WorldSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 20:34
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.