Saturday, June 9, 2012

For everyone out there that wishes to see a new and better world, you must follow the Mahatma Gandhi’s advice and “be the change you wish to see in the world”.  Nothing will be fixed and it will continue to seem as if the whole world is broken, if you cannot first act upon your own vision of what you think the world should be like.  This is my vision of the world; it is not perfect and likely not even right, but it is mine.  Change is inevitable and will come.  Though, if someone does not try to direct change in the right direction, you will not see the change you wish to see.  Each person must act on their own; separately from each other.  No one can change for someone else.  Each person must train themselves and not wait for a leader to follow.            

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.  He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him…. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.  If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them.”
-       Henry David Thoreau, Walden


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