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If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
-- Henry Ford


Tuesday, April 14, 1998

The bigger you

We each relate to the world from our own personal perspective. While that is valuable in many ways, it can also be limiting.

It is ultimately self-defeating to think that you can advance your own self interest at the expense of the bigger you -- your family, your community, your world, the entire universe of which you are an integral part.

Everyone you know, everything you know, is connected to you in some way. Not by some mysterious cosmic force but by the simple, obvious fact that they are a part of your world, of your experience.

The quality of your life depends on much more than the state of your own personal body and surroundings. The quality of your life depends on the quality of your world. It depends on your willingness to take responsibility for that world. It depends on your ability to be a positive influence in that world.

— Ralph Marston

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