“The world is changed by your example,
not your opinion.”
News reports and social media show us just how easy it is to give an opinion. Many just open their mouth and start talking about something whether or not they know anything about the subject. Often they talk in circles changing their opinion a dozen times until they are accepted and agreed with by their listeners.
Sometimes confusion is such that people stop paying attention and go their merry way when in fact that is exactly what the speaker wants to happen. This is frightening because things are then made to seem like they are simply the way of life, normal and true.
We must take the time to listen carefully especially to those who are influential and have power to make their opinions our way of life. We must expect to be listened to when we have questions or a difference of opinion and not let those who speak the loudest be the only ones heard. Most importantly we must look at the examples being shown by those who do speak the loudest, and often in circles, in an effort to make their wishes and desires become ours, too.
I didn’t mean to make this quite so serious or a personal tirade but it is what it is. Bottom line here…it is easy to have opinions about what the world should be like but difficult to be an example of how to accomplish the dreams and visions for it. I think if we all took care of the little part of the world we inhabit and were less opinionated and better examples this old world would be a better place.
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This was lovely Patricia, and yes, actions speak louder than words. Be the change you want to see, said Gandhi, and I’m so in agreement. Be kind, since it’s more important than being right. I bump up against the self-righteous on a daily basis, those who know better…it’s their way or the highway. I take pause, pray for their shortsightedness, then go on my way not relinquishing my peace so easily. Listen to others, open your heart, Do what you can.
I so love your writing.
Awww on the kitties. So cute. You know I linked you to Awww Mondays.
I agree with your assessment. If we spent more time on our own lives and families and not worry about everyone else we would be far better off and far less stressed.
Have a fabulous day and week. ♥
Well said, Patricia! Amen!
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