A case in point is leadership. What a ‘leader’ is today is completely backwards from what a leader should be.
Today, the leader is the boss, the one who gives the marching orders. He is there for his own benefit, not for that of others. This is exactly the opposite of what it means to be a true leader.
A true leader recognizes that the world doesn’t exist for himself or for his wishes. A leader’s true duty is to sacrifice and work for the benefit of those he leads.
A leader’s job is to help all of the others get what they want, to find what they are looking for. This is the real purpose of a leader.
Deep down inside we all know it too. We get angry with our politicians who use words to manipulate us into voting for them. Once that happens, it is all about them. They focus on their agendas and what THEY want out of life. We know it and we resent them for it.
Seldom do you find one who sacrifices for the benefit of others. It’s all about me, me and me – that is what a leader in this world thinks to himself.
Can you imagine the difference that a true leader could make? Envision the power of being there for everyone else.
Can you fathom what it would be like if a true leader took the reigns? Such selfless people are not the norm and that is unfortunate. One person like that could do a whole lot of good in this world.
We are stuck with the impure of heart for now.
What characteristics do YOU think a true leader should have?
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Also, read Zhuan Falun – a truly good book.