I wanted to change the world

MS&D

Vintage Dilbert
October 9, 2009

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.

-- from the tomb stone of an Anglican bishop in Westminster Abbey
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12 comments
  1. dbp49 said:

    So very, very true. And hopefully, not everyone will have to wait till they are as old as I am to discover that truth. 🙂

    • AMEN Brother…. I’m in the same boat with you!!! LOL Take Care My Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  2. mdetweiler said:

    It’s from the tomb stone of an Anglican bishop in Westminster Abbey.

    • Thanks for the information!!! The Post has been updated to reflect the source…. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  3. It always start on our decision to change ourselves. 🙂

  4. Megan said:

    Amen! Transformation begins with oneself!

  5. bobh6 said:

    This is the way most people walk in to marriage these days. We going in thinking we can change the parts we do not like of the one we love, but the truth is the best we can do is to change ourselves. If everyone understand this then maybe we would have less divorce.

  6. Eileen said:

    When we change, those in relationship with us must either change or leave the relationship.

  7. Very, very true. I love the post. We frequently forget about it, aren’t we?

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