There are plenty of ways we’re making life less pleasant for each other.
Plenty of opportunities for us to create a more manageable world.
We understand that these are major problems, and that we can’t just “fix” them immediately.
These issues involve other people.
After all, there’s no single person on earth who is responsible for any of these issues.
Thus, any of these issues can only be resolved by coordinated change.
How do make this happen?
How do we get others to change?
To see what we see is possible?
To act accordingly?
Do we shame each other?
Embarrass each other?
Throw each other in cages?
These seem to be our current modi operandi.
Have been for millennia.
How’s this working for us, though?
Has our approach of working to change others been working?
What if there were a more productive way for creating the world in which we’d like to live?
What if looking to how others might change weren’t our most effective option?
What if, instead, we looked first toward ourselves?
The person we most directly affect is ourselves.
How we think, feel, speak, and act.
How we connect.
How we love.
What if, before looking to others to change, we looked to ourselves?
Aligning our lives with the world we want to create?
Encouraging others, being the change?
We do not live in isolation.
Any effort for creating a better life will involve others.
Yet we cannot force change in others.
We can share ideas.
We can share goals.
We can share thoughts.
We can only share action through example.
So be the change.
Serve as that example.
You are worthy of the best life.
Start with you.
You’ve got this.