I realize this is a very broad stroke of the premise...the principles for fixing anything remains the same no matter what it is. In my opinion.
First, you have to recognize that something is broken first.
Second, you have to want to fix it.
Third, you have to decide whether it is fixable.
Fourth, you have to choose the best way to fix it if it is.
Fifth, are you going to fix it right? How many chances do you get? Do you go for the quick and cheap fix? Do you replace it and not fix it at all?
What if there is no replacement? Do you keep it and make the best of it in a broken state? Do discard it and do without?
This applies to material possessions and behavioral patterns, either way the choices we make concerning broken anythings is not easily decided, unless
we think we can replace it with something equal or better, there may not be a change worth making.
The world is broken...can it be fixed? Can it be replaced? There is no easy fix is there? The problem is there are many who think this world is
just great the way it is...I am not one of them...I walk the streets where I live and my first reaction when I see something happening I don't approve
of is to try and fix it...unfortunately, my second reaction often overrules me...why get involved? I will only cause problems by reacting, right?
If something doesn't concern me or my immediate safety it is easy to walk away or ignore what I see, right? Not really. I often find myself feeling
guilty for not doing what I could. Rationally, I say to myself I can't fix the world...I can't save everything...so what if that child playing in the
street gets run over...it's not my child...this is the "cop out" choice...there was a time when I would not hesitate to tell someone to stop doing
something I felt was a danger to themselves or others...whether it affected me directly or not...now I have this mentality to pick and choose my
battles instead of trying to win them all.
I want to fix the world, but I have to fix myself first...is that selfish of me? What if trying to fix everything I can is the answer to fixing
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