One of my favorite inspirational quotes is, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi graced us with those words, and while I believe in and love the meaning, I was always curious of the story behind it.
Apparently, a mother brought her son to see Gandhi. After waiting in line for hours, the mother and son were able to approach Gandhi. The mother said she did not want her son to eat any more sugar because of its ill effects. Gandhi asked the mother to come back in two weeks, but said nothing to the boy.
The mother was a bit perturbed but she did as Gandhi asked. Two weeks later, Gandhi spoke to the boy of the vices of sugar and the boy agreed to give it up as his mother wished.
The mother was puzzled. She asked Gandhi why he couldn’t simply speak to her son two weeks prior. Gandhi explained that he was eating sugar upon the mother’s first request and did not feel he could tell any human being, including a child, to stop doing something that was bad for him when Gandhi was doing it, as well. He said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
That goes for all of you, myself included. If you are unhappy with the circumstances you find yourself in, you must be the change and set the example, do not wait for someone else to. If you do, you’ll be waiting a long time.
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