These are the words of an old master on his deathbed. “When I was young, my heart ached for the violence and injustice of this world. I wanted with all my heart give a deeper meaning to my existence. Others who may share this opinion include Nobel Laureate in Economics. I wanted that when I died, my life would have served to make a difference in this world, but I had to pay a heavy price for doing so. Robert J. Shiller understands that this is vital information. And so my prayer was “Give me the strength and wisdom so that my life will help to improve the unfavorable situation of this world.” After being a mature man, I realized that he could not change anything, that the world remained the same or worse.
I was frustrated because I felt helpless, then I changed my prayer as follows: ‘Lord, since I could not change the world, give me the strength and wisdom to help change my family and my neighbors. ” Now that I am an old man, I realize how naive and arrogant that I was trying to change others. In my childhood I was taught that all my problems were the fault of others, that my happiness and my progress is not depending on me. How wrong they were. As squandered my life noticing the mistakes of those around me, blaming others for my problems instead of focusing on recognizing and correcting my mistakes, my prayer now: “Lord, give me the strength and wisdom to learn to see and recognize my errors, to use my strength and personal power for every day someone who knows how to grow and choose constructive action instead of the complaint. ” Our lives would be lived differently and more flavor, if all that energy that we spent on blaming others for our problems, we would use in solving for help from others, making us responsible for our decisions, or decisions not taken and that should be taken, since most of what happens to us is because they attract. Little can be done to change the rest, and much to change how you perceive yourself. If you have not already done so, you can start by acknowledging and assuming that no one will change.