Changing the World

I once saw a picture of this old man who was deep in thought.

He had this story to tell…


 “When I was young, I wanted to change the world. As I got older and wiser, I realised I couldn’t do it.

So I thought, let me try changing my community. I got even older and wiser, but I couldn’t do that either.

Then, I wanted to change my family – my wife and children. I failed at that too.

Now I’m so old and with all this wisdom I’ve gained, I finally understand that the only thing I can actually change is me.

Hopefully by this change, I can influence my family members. They can, then, influence the community who can eventually change the world.”

The only real change one can make is to oneself, and that should be the real focus.

The faults we see in others are actually a reflection of the faults in ourselves.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Bismark
Group Managing Director
QI Group


5 thoughts on “Changing the World

  1. Very true, and even seeing the need to make changes in oneself is not an easy task. We should constantly re-evaluate our value system before we soon realise that life is comfortable on a fixated worldview.

    Thank you for sharing Mr Bismark.

  2. One must learn to love oneself before learning to love another… simple in words, and in meaning, but hard in putting action into.

    Before one’s self can be loved, one must attend to change, and thus, the very first step in the world of change…

    But don’t forget to change for the better, not for the worse.

  3. The word change is so simple, however it is the most difficult and evolutionary process based on discipline. I think that once person realized his compelling reason he shall plan how to change though personal development

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