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  • By Unknown Author

The Monk

When I was a young man, I

wanted to change the

world. I found it was

difficult to change the

world, so I tried to change

my nation. When I found I

couldn’t change the nation,

I began to focus on my town.

I couldn’t change the

town and as an older man,

I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I

realize the only thing I can

change is myself, and

suddenly I realize that if

long ago I had changed

myself, I could have made

an impact on my family.

My family and I could

have made an impact on

our town. Their impact could

have changed the nation

and I could indeed have

changed the world.

Unknown author


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