When I was a young man
I wanted to change the world
I found that it was difficult to change the world
so I tried to change my nation
When I found I couldn't change the nation
I began to focus on my town
I couldn't change the town and as an older man
I tried to change my family
Now, as an old man,
I realize the only thing I can change is myself,
and suddenly I realized that
if long ago I had changed myself,
I could have made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact on our town
Their impact could have changed the nation and
I could indeed have changed the world.