“Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.”
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.
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“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread
and coming out with only a loaf of bread
are three billion to one.”
I usually go to the store with a list and I always buy more than what is on the list. Sometimes it’s because I see something that I forgot to put on the list but most often I just buy extra stuff because it is on sale. I have an especially hard time ignoring “buy one get one” sales. I mean really, what better time to buy whether you need whatever it is or not? Chances are you will need it one day. Who doesn’t need chocolate more often than not?
Then there are the times I go shopping with my list but forget my glasses which makes the list useless. Those times I just wing it and often forget the one thing that is on the top of the list…the must not forget items like bread or milk. That means another trip and…well you know.
The day after Valentine’s Day is the worst day of the year. All holidays are bad but nothing compared to today. It wasn’t always like this but he made a terrible mistake a few years ago and since then his life has been so sad. He betrayed the love of his life and even if she had forgiven him he couldn’t forgive himself. She was right to move on and now he will always regret the heartache he caused.