Community or Creed?

How would you improve your community?

It is a caste-based creed camouflaged as a community. Improving a community is like one trying to walk his way to Australia. Should one set out to change the people around them?

‘Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.’ These words of wisdom from Rumi speak a lot about Agents of Change.

I have been in the service industry for the past two decades. I must have spoken to 3 new individuals per day over these years. That is approximately 23000 unique minds. Conservatively they may have spoken about me to an average of 4 more of their acquaintances. That is 92000 in total. Did I bring about a change in the people who came in contact with me and my ideology? Data does not speak that.

5% of that is presently associated with my firm. Another 5% must have gone solo. Even then it is just 10%. Influnciality of an individual in number terms can be very demotivating.

Improving a community thus stands at the crossroads of acceptability and adaptability. I am trying my best, with full knowledge that my best is not enough to change people around me. Community change is still a pipe dream. I hope I change enough to inculcate some change in many.

Being influential is one thing and getting someone to walk the path under influence is entirely a different ball game.

Next three days, I will be taking Personal Wealth Management classes for people in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Hope I contribute to improve a community of Advocates and Teachers.

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