Amy Rees Anderson

If You Want To Change The World, Change Yourself

“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.”         

                                        -Unknown monk around 1100 AD

If we want to change the world we’ve got to focus on changing ourselves!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  – Gandhi

Have an amazing day!

~Amy Rees Anderson

1 Comment

  • Brenda Gerenday says:

    My dad taught me when I was small “Do one nice thing fore someone every day. If it is a stranger, that is even better.”
    Today I try to live by Ellen Degeneres and “Be Kind to One Another.”
    I think that is all it would take to change the world; just try to be kind to one another.

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