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Lately I see a lot of young (or older) people pouring their concerns toward some issues that are occurring around the world. They write things, they do speeches, and they invite people to act. It’s good.
When we talk about something concerning a society, or about the world, it might look so glorious and epic. However, the whole world comprises smaller entities. The smallest part among them all is called person. The world starts from you. It starts from me. The great world begins from the smallest individual.
As for it, I humbly think that the greatest virtue in this modern world would not be us saving it, but you saving yourself.
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A world without trouble and differences is boring. Yet a world filled with wars where innocents are suffering and when insecurity spreads sporadically can never be justified.
War however does not always mean a military or any force engagement occurring between State(s) and another State(s).
A trial in a court is a war. A war between justice and the rest off it.
When you bring a pack of cigarette at a public place, it’s a war. A war between your lust and the interests of the people around you (and actually your very own health interest).
Littering is a result of a war. A war between your ego and the environment which is the fate of those floods or other disasters’ victims.
When you’re about to murder someone, steal something, commit corruption, it’s a war. A war simply between good and evil.
When you are faced with ANY situation between two choices, it is a war.
Thus to achieve victory in any goal you’re heading to, you have to first win that smallest scaled war, the war within your mind and your heart.
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Caring for the society is not bad. Inspiring others is still as holy as ever. Yet, before you’re trying to invite people to act, you have to make sure that you have done something about it earlier. Try to win yourself first.
Change yourself, before even trying to change another person. Help the closest person to you, before even thinking to help a greater society. Remember, if every person in the world changes themselves, each small change will be a great change being put together.
I get this invitation from Aleena Deandra to continue a chained post about Bullying. Perhaps I would write something about it in the near future. Now and then, I have to ensure myself first that I do not bully anyone anymore.