"If I could change the mind of 1 individual; I could change the world.
THats a self realisation in case you don't got the hint...it is not about changing other people, but about yourself
Because your mind is a world on itself, therefore changing 1 mind is changing the world because how it works is sometimes your views are so bound to things you only see it in 1 way. Thats why sometimes when you investigate something in depth, your whole world view change on t hat subject. And if affect also your history and present and future at best.
But changing 1 other individual mind, doesn't affect the world at best. So from this we can draw it is more focused towards the individual and his/her self realization and awareness of his own programming process.
Because world has a different meaning in this sense, not the world at large but the world of oneself.
SO basically first layer= SELF, second layer=others.
People always make the mistake its about first layer=others, second layer=yourself.
Its most powerful in its first form.
And the second question is .what change is it speaking about. Change in a positive sense ofcourse. in a sense of expansion. Because we can also use change in the sense of media manipulation..in that sense you can also change the world, but actually you can't, because you can only affect those who actually are exposed to that manipulation. The rest are not affected therefore you did not change the world. SO in this regard i believe it is about the self..
so 2 kind of change, 1 is expansive in nature, 2nd is restrictive in nature.
Based on the building stones of that wisdom quote it can be used for good or evil. It has no positive or negative vibe to it, the person that reads it..depending on his own nature in heart will see it in his own ways. restrictive vs expansive+ self vs others, this is the combination that is hidden in text
Anyway enough with rambling over philosophy