Monday, June 13, 2011

Want to Change the World?

Who hasn't thought about changing the world? If you've ever wanted to change someone or something, the following inspirational story written by a monk in 1100 A.D. offers a piece of wisdom many of us may overlook.

"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."

Here's the way I see it: Mahatma Gandhi said it best, "Be the change you want to see in the world." And please keep us in mind if your print documents could use a change.

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