When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits，I dreamed of changing theworld.
As I grew older and wiser， I discovered the world would not change， so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it， too， seemed immovable.
As I grewinto my twilight years， in one last desperate attempt， I settled for changing only my family， those closest to me， but alas， they would have none of it.
And now， as Ilie on my death bed， I suddenly realize：
If I had only changed myself first， then by example I would have changed my family.From their in spiration and encouragement， I would then have been able to better my country，and who knows， I may have even changed the world.