Before You Can Change The World You MUST Change Yourself

This is an inscription on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abbey:

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.

As I grew older and wiser I discovered the world would not change –

So I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country,

but it too seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt,

I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me,

but alas, they would have none of it.

And now I realize as I lie on my deathbed,

if I had only changed myself first,

then by example I might have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement I would then have been able to better my country,

And who knows, I might

 

have even changed the world

.

 

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