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从改变自己做起 Start With Yourself

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The following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the Crypts of Westminister Abbey:

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, in 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 lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would 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 even changed the world.

下面语句是刻在威斯敏斯特教堂英国圣公会主教坟墓上的话:

在懵懂的童年时期,我们胸怀梦想,相信自己的力量可以改变世界。后来,我们渐渐长大成熟,经历了生活的艰辛,明白了世无定事,感到了自己的渺小,我们的梦想也从“改变世界”降格成“改变家庭”,最终定位成“改变自己”。但我们实在不该低估自己,因为在我们改变自己的同时也潜移默化地影响着家庭,而作为世界的一分子,从某个角度来讲,我们也正改变着世界。

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