Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wisdom from the Shower

Just a short insight I had as a result of thinking about a new friend's comment about wanting to change the world:

Personally, I don't want to change the world. I just want to be myself and hope that I am an example others would want to follow. If your own choices will lead to your success or failure, and the only one you can control is you, it makes no sense to try to change the world because then you're depending on others to define your success. Could you be happy that way?

Update: More contemplation led to a thought-full footnote...

If everyone walks their talk, the world will change itself, thus you've accomplished the same goal as my friend, but you've done it with less effort. And the Universe loves the path of least resistance, right?

I guess this is really the same as saying "Be the change you want to see in the world," but it also explains why "being the change" works.

4 comments:

deannagabriel said...

brilliant.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Sometimes it is difficult to walk the talk but it is definitely important to try our best. Excellent thoughts :)

draagonfly said...

Thank you both! :) I dunno why these things always come to me in the bathroom. Perhaps the running water moves the chi at a brisker pace. LOL

deannagabriel said...

most of my best thoughts seem to come to me when im on the train or the bus--with my head in someones armpit, some kid stepping on my toes and some guy trying to feel me up. [damn new yorkers.] it used to be i thought best in the car, but i guess this is kinda the same. id take your bathroom chi any day. ;)