# 3.6 Now-here-I

David Brower:

Think Globally, Act Locally

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An Anglican bishop:

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 realized the world would not change.

And I decided to shorten my sights somewhat
and change only my country.
But it too seemed immovable.

As I entered my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt,
I sought to change only my family, those closest to me,
but alas they would have none of it.

And now here I lie on my death bed and realize
(perhaps for the first time)
that if only I’d changed myself first,

then by example I may have in
my family and with their encouragement
and support I may have bettered my country,
and who knows I may change the world.

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Mahatma Gandhi:

We must be the change we seek in the world.

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(myself: )

Now-here-I philosophy:

Transform all your goals to a single step that you can work on now and here, by yourself.

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2008.04.12 Saturday $\copyright CHK^2$