Gandhi’s words “Be the change you want to see in the world.” surface time and again and each time I read them, I cannot grasp the meaning in a way that makes sense, that sounds, “Aha! Now I know how to attend to this issue!”
See, part of the problem is that I tend to take things literally. How can I be a “change”. It’s a verb! Or, as a noun, it’s an abstract concept of something that has undergone transformation.
Did he mean, live by example? If I am unhappy with the way industry is polluting my world, is living in a non-polluting manner what Gandhi had in mind? If I am unhappy with the current state of politics, how do I apply these words? If I cannot fight city hall, then accept it, change my myself?
How do you interpret, “Be the change”?
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Inspired by Deborah’s Post This Mud-luscious World of Woe and Bliss