HereÂ´s one quote I stumbled upon and found to be quite sad and insightful.
I want to share it in the form of a separate post so it wonÂ´t be lost in one of my usual 10 inspirational quotes entries.
IÂ´m not entirely sure about the source though. Googeling has not allowed me to narrow it down further than to the tomb of an angelical bishop who was buried in Westminster Abbey in 1100 A.D:
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, on 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 lay on my deathbed, I suddenly realize â€“ if I had only changed myself first, then by example I might 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 changed the world.