I found this quote today and thought it worth sharing. It was linked with this amazing video by Randy Pausch – Really achieving your childhood dreams.
The following text inscribed on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby.
“When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.
But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.
From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.”
In short, be the change you want to see in the world.
(#deckmix confirmed this last quote was from Ghandi)