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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

I am not sure that's what I meant by change. I didn't mean addapting to the world, but more realizing my faults and weaknesses and trying to improve myself instead of blaming others for my errors. This statement implies that addapting myself to the world is better than addapting the world to myself. I should define here 'short term', as my doing (for me or for the world) cannot go beyond my lifetime, and its influence (for the world but not for me) can. By short it is appropriate to assume the lifetime. This is in a way paradoxical as I can only become some president or scientist in a lifetime, and therefore change the world in 'long term', and affect my life significantly in 'short term'. Changes can be qualitatively and quantitatively different. Some are minor and may not require much thinking, some are major and should be precceeded with lots of thinking. It seems that for my personal life changing myself would have far greater influence (at least in short term) than changing the world, unless if I was some president or scientist and could make major decisions about wars, medical cures, etc. and then changing the world would also affect my life significantly. Maybe the real question is whether changing directly myself will have more effect than changing directly the world. Is it really important what I think of changing, or whether I am actually changing someting (me or the world) with or without thinking about it? Since I am changing myself and the world, and I already noticed that thinking about changing something before actually changing it is good, I am going to think really good what I am going to change about myself and the world! From separate analysis of 4 possibilities, it seems to me impossible that I don't change myself or the world! Any way I think about it, I change both! Is it possible that I change neither (myself or the world)? It seems obvious to me that the world is changing, regardles of my thinking and wishes. If the world changes, its interactions with me change, and therefore my interactions with the world change, and therefore I change. By changing the world, I will probably change the way the world interacts with me, and these different interactions will probably change the way I percieve and interact with the world, and therefore I will change myself! By changing myself, I will probably change the way I percieve and interact with the world, and therefore the way the world interacts with me, and therefore I will change the world! If everybody think about changing themselves in good direction the world might be changed. Thinking about change before making it can predict certain consecuences, and if they are bad, I may not try to make that change, if they are good, I may try harder to make that change. It seems to me that thinking about change before changing something is good. I will slightly modify original question now: shell I think about changing myself, the world, both, or neither? I will explore these possibilities separately. I don't really think this is a true statement. I know at least a few people who don't think about changing the world, but do think about changing themselves. I change and the world changes, and we change each other, regardless of whether I try to be conscious about in which direction, so I better pay attention to these changes and do not imagine that I can change one without changing the other ... Let me see: wars, pollution, poverty, terrorism, civil wars, etc. On the other hand: I was rude the other day to some person, I didnt do my homework on time, I was watching movie when I was actually supposed to study, didnt learn anything crucial for last few days, didnt brush my teeth, eat some candies, etc. Hmmmm. Hmmmm. Shell I think about changing myself or shell I think about changing the world? I think I know the answer! Hmmm. By changing both, I will change both! This is profound :O) Right! I'll change the world by changing myself.Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. "To live in a world of change is to be constantly changing the way you live"- Jillian Aquino.uh. you should read 'about this forum' section. please do not quote people.Only as we keep an open communication with our deep inner life will we have the wisdom to make an effective choices...I think that we should learn first our inner self before we can make a better change.. Marcialdave L. Turbanada the reality is that the same person who gets up, showers, and eats breakfast in the morning is also the person who interacts with clients at the office, makes presentations to the board, coaches the Little League team, cleans out the garage, and goes to church. Whatever we are we bring to every role in our life....
-michelle anne bognalos the reality is that the same person who gets up, showers, and eats breakfast in the morning is also the person who interacts with clients at the office, makes presentations to the board, coaches the Little League team, cleans out the garage, and goes to church. Whatever we are we bring to every role in our life.... "You Can't Change the World...but You can Change Yourself."
By Lilymennie (LMJ)
if you believe this thoery look at the kwantum theorie then you understand more of this with a little thinking also in it :P. Blatantly false. You perceive the concept that many imagine changing the world without changing their self. In order to change the world, you must be resilient against hegemony. Don't assume that change is always good. The mere act of thinking is changing the brain of the person, and therefore the person. Hopefully the changed state of the brain will now be able to think even further, and figure out whether thinking of changing the world, or changing the self, or maybe both, is the best way to go. [1] I think change in behaviour leads to change in habit I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Oftentimes, changing myself changes my perception of the world. That improves the image of my world and, self-reflecting, encourages me to continue to change. A positive spiral!
There is no world. The "world" is a construct of the media with actors playing parts. People put down those that believe in religion but the "world" is a cult that many believe to be true. You can go through your whole life without knowing anything about the "world". In essence, the only observable truth is what is in front of you. And right now what is in front of you? How about this: YOU ARE DREAMING.
How can i change the world?
Therefore, we want to change the world backwards. Not every one of us want to change the world, that's a foolish assumption. Instead, some people miss how things were in the past. It may depend how strong you are as an individual or member of a community, as to whether or not you seek to change the world or change yourself. Our convictions about the world and the "many" may shrink to ourselves and the "single" thing we can change. This is especially the case when convictions or beliefs are trumped by others.

Sometimes it is hard to find inner peace while there is war around you, very close to you or your family. Inner peace is world peace, I don't. Does that make me weird? That is a good question. I assume that in good direction means in such a direction that will make me better than I already am. Now the similar question arises, what does it mean better or good. How do I know what is good? Good for me, of for people around me, or for everyone? Or are personal and collective good related? what does it mean good direction? Well, I think that what it means is: everyone wants to adapt the world to what they think it should look like because the world is obviously not a perfect place and everyone has an idea about the perfect world, while no one thinks about changing him/herself because there is no need for that because we are all perfect! This statement, if true, would expose a nice paradox: all of us are perfect and yet our world is far from perfect!





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