I realize that we are a long way from where I think we should be. I wrote this article about to inspire imagination.
Imagine a world where everyone individually and collectively did their best to follow the Golden Rule.
We cannot make it so unless we imagine that we can succeed and then strive to make it happen.
Now, just for the halibut, place your doubts, fears and cynicism on hold for a day while you imagine that world and how it would change your life.
Hold that thought.
Try it again tomorrow.
Doesn’t hurt and doesn’t cost you anything. You can’t lose by trying.
If it works, share it with your friends.
If it doesn’t, go back to your life.
Remember: meaningful change starts with yourself.
You can’t change unless you want to change and most people don’t want to change unless they are unhappy.
We can’t change others, especially a nation’s foreign policy, unless we change ourselves.
When enough of us have changed, institutional change will come from within and change overnight.
Ironically, being unhappy is necessary to motivate change.
Talk is cheap. Show by example.