Change the World
The news of that day, back in 1957, was full of accusations, naysaying, paranoia about the Russians who were ahead of the
Not everyone has the time or resources to go out and change the world, but it starts with a small step. Being a decent human cost zero dollars, and takes up zero extra time. It's quite simple: be kind, be educated, and step in when you can. Change what you do not like, and the world will change as well.
There's only one thing it requires.
The best version of this world already exists. It's beautiful and filled with good people, but that beauty and good gets hidden by the baggage of hate, resentment, fear and anger we dump on it each day. We can't wipe out these feelings, but we can lessen their destructive power with the power of love.
A professor of social work advised me not just to try to do good, but to use some skill I had to do good. The skill I decided that I had was that I spoke English. So I decided to start a language teaching program for incoming children families who could not speak English.
"I want to change, like to happiness and joy."
The longing to make a substantial positive contribution to our world is one that burns in us and for the overwhelming majority remains a lifelong pang in our hearts. So why then don't we do something about it? What keeps us from changing the world?