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.

    Author: Unknown Monk 1100 A.D.



blackbootz:

Humility.

But it’s a trait bound up in age. So we’re fated to make the same realization time and again.


posted by OftenBen: 311 days ago