The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Gandhi said, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world”.
In many cases, people are more than willing to be, “an armchair quarterback”. One who is willing to opine on any topic, yet not willing to embody the principles or behaviors to which they are ascribing.
Others have framed this as people who are “talking the talk but not walking the walk.”
When you get past all of the rhetoric, I believe it all boils down to character. Do you have what it takes to embody your belief system through all of your actions on a daily basis?
Can you look yourself in the mirror and feel satisfaction on a daily basis that you are demonstrating your principles through the choices you are making on a daily basis? It sounds so easy, until you try and live up to that degree of personal scrutiny. In many cases you might find yourself slipping. Cheating. Postponing.
But if you can find the moral and spiritual backbone to bolster your daily behavior with your daily engagements and live up to the code to which you profess to believe, I think you discover a new chapter in your life.
Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors and if you have not read The Alchemist, I invite you to find this book and give it a try. It is a great read and he has so much to communicate in such a friendly and engaging style.
Wishing you a magnificent Tuesday!😊