[Imagine Life Coaching]:

The best articulation I’ve seen in some time of the ‘personal change vs social change’ false dichotomy:

This experience reminded me of one of my favorite quotes

written by a monk in 1100: ‘When I was a young man, I wanted to

change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world,

so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change

the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the

town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

‘Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is

myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed

myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and

I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could

have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the


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