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Change the world by Making a Living

Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs

changeFor some reason in the past 3 to 5 years, I have seen and upward trend in the number of people of want to ‘change the world’. It actually feels like everybody, and I mean everybody, wants to do that.

Of course, the underlying premise of this is that everybody believes that the world awaits them as heroes who are needed to ‘fix the major problems in the world’.

The reality is that human beings need food, water, shelter, health and education, without which, their over-reliance on a parent, bank loan, spouse, or even social welfare or services, is doing more harm than good to the world.

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. – Aldous Huxley

Instead, when one changes oneself and makes things better for themselves and their families and friends, that is when the world actually starts changing.

Knowing who we are, our strengths and what we are most good at and knowledgeable about, finding a way to serve others that will eventually lead to a living and other benefits, that is how we can change the world.

Finding a way to make a living and give in charity to those who do not have the education or skills to make their own living, that is us changing the world, or at least the world of one needy person.

During this time and over a longer period of time, as one has 10, 20, 30 plus years of experience under their belt, making a difference becomes clear and one becomes more effective as a role model and value added member of society.


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