Many years ago, in india, there was a rich man who was suffering from a severe eye pain. He consulted with numerous physicians and was getting multiple treatments. He did not stop consulting a galaxy of medical experts; he consumed heavy loads of drugs and got hundreds of injections. But the pain persisted with greater vigor than before.
At last a monk who was supposed to be an expert in treating such patients was called for by the millionaire. The monk understood his problem and told him that for a certain period of time he should concentrate only on green colors not look at any other color.
The rich man assembled a group of painters, purchased barrels of green color and directed that every object his eye was likely to fall on to be painted in green just as the monk had directed.
When the monk came to visit him after a few days, the rich man’s servant ran with buckets of green paint and poured on him since he was wearing a red gown, lest their master not see any other color and his eye pain would come back.
Hearing this monk laughed and said to the rich man “if only you had purchased a pair of green glasses, worth just a few Rupee, you could have saved these walls and trees and pots and all other articles and also could have saved a large share of your fortune. You cannot paint the whole world green.”
Once we change our vision the world will appear accordingly. It is foolish to try to shape the world, let us shape ourselves first.
Moral of the story
One wanted to change the world.
It is difficult to change the world, so tried to change the nation.
One could not change the nation, so began to focus his town.
Could not change the town and as an older man, tried to change the family.
Now, as an old man, realize the only thing one can change is his self.