To Change the World You Must Change Yourself

I used to think the answers to the world’s problems, as well as my own problems, originated out there in the world. Now, along with many others, I have come to the conclusion that the answer to my problems lies within me and within my attitudes toward what is happening in the world.

With even a moment’s reflection, it is obvious that I cannot change any of “the world’s problems,” but I can focus my efforts for improvement on myself, and avoid letting my judgments about what is going on in the world disrupt my life.

This does not mean I should not come to the aid of others who ask for my help, or I shouldn’t do what I can to be of assistance even when it is not asked of me, but I can give up any false sense of responsibility for circumstances outside of my control.

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