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I doubt that I would or could ever be an agency for change whether it’s through my blog or by any other means, and I’d never attempt it. It’s not that I wouldn’t like to change things about our world; I just don’t have the sort of mindset or confidence in my opinions that it takes to succeed. I’m the sort of person who agonises about both sides of an issue and that won’t do if you want to lead. A leader has no doubts, I have lots of them.

When I do write about something on my blog that I feel seriously about, like the previous post about euthanasia, I immediately want to withdraw it in case I’ve upset people or at least revise it to explain what my feelings are on both sides of an issue. The trouble is that my cynical self gets in the way. When it comes to euthanasia, for example, it starts off as an issue of compassion and ends up in the laps of politicians and bean counters. That’s the thing about effecting change; it begins well but often mutates and goes down paths that people who have the best intentions can’t anticipate.

Having a blog is like ruling the world in a way, or at least your little corner of the world and because you can make it anything you want it comes with responsibilities. The most I can cope with is a place where a handful of like-minded friends can exchange views or new friends arrive and offer opinions that may change our way of thinking or at least provide a darn good forum for debate.

When I first heard about the daily prompt (and you may not see the connection) I thought of the lyrics to ‘If I ruled the world’. Here it is:

If I ruled the world,
Every day would be the first day of spring.
Every heart would have a new song to sing,
And we’d sing of the joy every morning would bring.

If I ruled the world,
Every man would be as free as a bird.
Every voice would be a voice to be heard,
Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred.
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/jamie-cullum-if-i-ruled-the-world-lyrics.html ]
My world would be a beautiful place
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams.
My world would wear a smile on it’s face,
Like the man and the moon has, when the moon beams.

If I ruled the world,
Every man would see the world was his friend. Yeah
There’d be happiness that no man could end,
No my friend, not if I ruled the world.

Every hand would be held up high,
There’d be sunshine in everyone’s sky.
If the day ever dawned,
Will I rule the world.

Every hand would be held up high,
Every star would shine in everyones sky.
If the day ever dawned,
Will I rule the world.

If I Ruled The World lyrics ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

 

Be the change is today’s daily prompt. Go visit.

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