We’re Deluded

How can we be expected to live up to a phrase uttered by a scrawny, starving little man who rendered useless the broad sword of an empire? He said to open your eyes and find what’s wrong. To know the change you want to see in the world, and to become it. To start with you.

But then there’s the colossal, pervasive and ever-encompassing human flaw that is our complete and total lack of objectivity.  We can’t live up to being the change we want to see in the world, but we sure can see it out there, over there, in that place. Not here. Move along now, nothing more to see here.

Wagging fingers and furling brows at the outside world helps prop up and feed our fragile little egos with a shield of self importance. Offense is our defense. We can’t be the change, but we sure can demand it of others. It’s so obvious, just look at you, why don’t you fix you?

It’s not hypocrisy, it’s just a form of self delusion.

Suddenly, one day, when the end credits start to roll, we are surprised to see our name not next to that scrawny, starving little man we loved so much, but instead, we played the empire he rendered useless.

It’s not hypocrisy, it’s just a form of self delusion.

Play the part you want to be.
And be the change you seek.