How this quote amuses me so.
I found this quote last weekend during a good old Google search. I was all inspired after hearing the Dalai Lama speak, live and in the flesh in Perth, and wanted to read more on his thoughts (I would have bought a book but the queues at the venue were incredible – a true test of patience of which I bowed out of due to the somewhat aggressive nature of the people in the queue…the irony).
The Dalai Lama certainly does come out with some gems, and I love it even moreso when he follows what he says with his little chuckle. I can just imagine it now – being questioned by an audience about making a difference, and coming out with the one liner – “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito hehehehe” and the audience chuckling with him, whilst nodding in agreement at the same time.
And I tell you this now – my partner can profess to the difference a mosquito can make. They certainly know how to, especially at night when he is trying to go to sleep. It can be quite funny, until he gets the insect spray out that is.