posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 05:48 AM
Yes, it's a mighty long-winded mouthful compared to the weak, defeatist slave-oriented original, but it's infinitely better, stronger, more honest
and intelligent (IMO).
This is the original: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the
Here is my updated version: This is my most honest and humble appeal to the appropriate unseen power, and/or to my own higher self, whichever ACTUALLY
exists, to grant me the serenity to not be driven mentally-emotionally unsound by the things I cannot change, to grant me the courage and ability to
change the things I can that truly NEED to be changed, regardless of popular opinion or perception, and to grant me the wisdom to know the difference
between the two.
The biggest difference in my version is that outright ACCEPTANCE of the things we cannot change, when truly the case, is most certainly NOT an option.