You Cannot Change The World
Someone recently told me that I cannot change the world.
I immediately called bullsh!t. In fact, I got a little animated in my defiance of this statement.
I may not ever be able to change the world in the ways of people like Charles Darwin, Nelson Mandela, Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian, President Obama or even Donald Trump.
But, I stand here today and pronounce that if I do nothing else in my life, I will change the world for the better. At least I will change the my sphere of influence in the world.
However small or great that may be, I will leave a positive impact.
I don’t have lofty goals in life. Professionally, I will leave little legacy because I no longer have the ambition to even try to alter the course of my chosen profession. But, personally, I will do great things. It may be as simple as volunteering at a meal service for local homeless people, or it maybe just helping push a neighbours car out of the snow. Or maybe, all I will successfully do in my life is make sure my future child(ren) has a warm house, healthy food and access to safe health care and constant love. And so, if nothing else, I know I will always be a good person who does my best to be supportive and respectful of others.
I know I wont always get it right, but I will always try to. In fact, in my opinion, I have a moral obligation to myself and the rest of humanity to try my best.
And so, while I am not going to move mountains, am unlikely to start a political movement or create the next social movement, I am going to be dedicated in my efforts to inspire positivity and encourage kindness. I wont always be successful, I will stumble from time to time, but I believe my dedication to the effort is what really matters.
And while I may not change the entire world, I will be a good person. And in my books, that’s all that matters.
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