Changing perspectives on who we are – comments on two questions
1. If you’re poor, how hard is it to break through into middle class, then into upperclass?
Zachary R Changing perspectives on who we are
Oh, why bother with all that “class” stuff. Get out of the envy trap.
Be an entrepreneur and move past all of that – life is too short.
Even the “upperclass” will pass over in the end.
I will say this, decide on what it is you want to do and then get all the education and experience you need to get there.
And it is never too late to make that decision – I only came to it in my mid-60s.
If you are at the back of the grid you will probably have to work that much harder to achieve your goals.
See it as a challenge to test your belief in yourself.
And persevere – that is the key to success as I see it. Keep going until all obstacles on your path are no longer.
2. Should we make efforts to create changes in ourselves or the world? Should we allow things to be as they are?
Deoanand G. Changing perspectives on who we are
In answer to your first question, I believe we do both – which provides an answer to your second question.
We cannot change others around us other than by their wanting to change. And in which case we are simply a catalyst for that change in them – it has to come from within.
By changing ourselves we can help to influence others and thereby help to change the world. We lead by example…
This is not about pulling our punches either. We need to stand for goodness. If we see something that is wrong we must, where we can, challenge it.
Likewise if we see something that is right we must be brave enough to endorse it – even when it is unpopular.
A lot of the ideas I write about, for example, are unpopular, but, from my perspective, need to be said.
What is important is not getting caught up with the negativity that may surround us – remain detached and focused on bringing the best from ourselves into the world.
I hope this helps.