matt grant

doing your bit

It might seem like a big issue. Something far beyond your control.

Maybe it is.

So what can you do?

Do you think, “well there’s no way I can make a difference. I can’t hope to change something on that scale, there’s no point in trying”? Do you become bitter and frustrated about things that are outside of your control?

Or do you think, “I can take that challenge on. I can change people’s minds and make them see things my way”?

Perhaps occasionally the second method has some merit. But I don’t actually think you can force anyone to change their mind.

The only person you can change is yourself. You can’t control anybody’s actions apart from your own.

So all you can do is your little bit.

You can choose to live a life according to your own values, your own internal measure of what’s important.

Let everyone else do their own thing.