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Monday Musings…

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy

It’s true, the only way to change the world is for people to change.  People are the problem. Think about it.  If people would change so would the world.

Of course, this is a hard sell.  Everyone wants to be the one who is right. No one wants to think that maybe they are wrong or that someone else might have a better idea. No one wants to consider compromise. Somehow compromise has come to mean weakness or the giving into someone stronger or smarter. Yes, there are some things that should not or cannot be compromised and they need to be clarified and understood but they must not put a stop to the conversation. There can be no understanding without consideration of the reasons for differences of opinion.

Change is difficult. To change the world we must be open to new ways of thinking and doing and meet with people, who may not think as we do, with a humble and respectful attitude and a willingness to listen and change our minds.

11 thoughts on “Monday Musings…

  1. I’ve been absent, and I’ve missed you, you and your gentle way of looking at the world, as this piece proves. I agree with every word, kindness leading the charge.

    It’s so much more important to be kind than it is to be right. I say it over and over yet it’s perceived as one of my Pollyanna musings lost in another realm.

    There’s too much harshness in the world. We need more lambs to tame the lions.

    Lovely piece, as always.

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