Mahatma Gandhi is often credited with the saying, " be the change you want to see in the world."
What does the quote mean to you? It means that any individual can make a lasting change in the world around them. How?
Rather than blaming others, making others wrong, or expecting other people or situations to change, you can make the change yourself. Each individual would realize that when you change, the world around you changes.
Along the same lines is Dr. Wayne Dyer's inspiring words: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
In life, what we look at is not nearly as important as how we look at it. Our perception of the world is what creates our life experience.