To improve the world, we have to improve ourselves

Robert Pirsig once wrote that, “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.” To improve ourselves.

Regardless of what so many of us might believe, a perfect human being will never be created. All of us have one fault or another, and at some point will have to make the decision to either stay as is or make a positive change – to improve ourselves.

Not an easy call believe me.

But if we’re ever really going to change the world, shouldn’t we take the time to look at ourselves in the mirror and ask, am I doing the best I can? Am I being respectful and mindful of others or just meandering through life as though my beliefs and understandings are law?

If humanity is ever going to change for the better, we must first make a change in ourselves.

Yes, it’s never easy and often requires us to leave our comfort zone for uncharted territory. But I assure you, the gain is certainly worth the effort.