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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Too Far From The Tree

Posted on: September 9, 2011

I am not a fortune-teller, and i am not a prophet but i can guarantee you that i can tell what the future has in store for you nine out of ten times. All I have to do is simply look at what you are doing.

Some wise guy told me that you are the average of the 5 people you hang around the most and to know what your future holds just look at what you are presently doing! It is true that we are creatures of habit and change terrifies us BUT this is my query to you, if you want to see change in your environment,in your economy, in your country,, in your children in your finances, in your fiancée, in your health, in your marriage, in your everything under the sun, you must be the change! To be the change isn’t simply barking i will change, it is barking with feeling and emotion and doing the most uncomfortable thing that will create the most drastic dramatic positive results. I know this can be uncomfortable because you value how people will view you or what they will say but trust me, the ones you need will stay and the rest of the shenanigans have a way of disappearing, besides people don’t think about you too much because they are too busy thinking about themselves!

You can’t hold the President liable for change when you have done zero to effect that change! Let’s change this story! Let’s agitate our today so that tomorrow we can say “I am glad i did that”.  In the end, you will still  do whatever it is you want to do BUT picture when sitting on the rocking chair at 85 in the spring enjoying the lukewarm weather and sneezing of the pollen in the air clenching the walker by the stoop in a diaper at the group home, you will be more terrified by things you didn’t do way more than the things you did!


Lee Kariuki.


5 Responses to "The Apple Doesn’t Fall Too Far From The Tree"

Lee, this is so true! Be the change you want to see, right. I think so many people forget and complain. But they have to be the one to take action, not sit back and do nothing. Great post.

Dorien and Lee I live by the words of Mahatma Gandhi “Be the Change you Want to See in the World” there is no other way, much <3!

So true! Growth comes from outside your comfort zone. Something I try to remind myself of.

Good points here! The funny thing with the quote about the average of five people is that you need to be the kind of person you want to be to hang out with the people you want be like. It all starts with what you wrote about in this blog: Be the change you want to see!
Loved your thought provoking post!

Lee, you make some excellent points here. The concept of “you are the average of the five people you hang out with most” is highly insightful and probably pretty accurate in most cases. We must choose carefully! Paul

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