When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world


Zen Flash

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“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, so I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I know 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 nationand I could indeed have changed the world.

-Unknown Monk 1100 A.D.

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