Wednesday, November 5, 2008
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” --M. Gandhi
It's amazing. I really can't believe it happened. Did it? Maybe I'm living in some parallel universe right now. I'll wake up and the Republicans will be back in power.
I think it's interesting how Obama got into office on the idea of CHANGE.
Try running on "CHANGE" in Hudson!
Generally speaking, I get the impression that Hudsonites don't exactly love "change"; change on a local level and change on a personal level.
"Don't rock the boat, Trixie!"
"It won't work. Someone did it before years ago and it didn't work, why try again?"
"Just keep the same old street lights we got now!"
Do people REALLY want "CHANGE"? Or, are they afraid of it? Is it outside their comfort zone?
Locally, is Hudson willing to move from a manufacturing economy to a tourism/service industry economy?
Change is not easy.
On a personal level, have you grown or changed over the years? Did you quit the bad job? Did you get out of the bad relationship? Or, are you just stuck in the same old patterns?
Are you today the BEST PERSON that you can be?
A Buddhist monk comes down from the mountain after years of solitude and runs to the nearest (tofu) hot dog vendor. He buys two hot dogs with all the fixings.
He hands the vendor a twenty. The vendor pockets it.
After a few seconds, the monk says, "Hey, don't I get change back?"
The vendor looks at the Buddhist monk and says, "Change comes from within."
(sorry if you've heard that one before...ba dum bah!)