Philosophy – “Why Leadership does not Require Experience” – 6/10/2020

“If leadership merely required experience, then I’d make all my mules as my generals.”

– Unknown (American Civil War)

Leadership is based on the brave choice, not on experience. For what one is experienced in, one has gained ground and knowledge in. For leadership, for politics, a person climbs to the top by way of the lie. When being dishonest, a politician inevitably gains power. Though, to be the politician who has no experience, they become the person who has merely the words to stand by them, which are, “I can do it.” They raise their hand, step forward, and their face is pock-marked with the signs of bravery.

Courage is the only required ingredient, the only needed qualification for a leadership position. It is not the endless schooling, nor the endless studies, and especially not the endless lying that causes a wannabe leader to advance faster. Leadership merely requires might and strength, along with the will to be honest with the nation’s citizens.

Make leadership to do with knowledge, and there has been created from it the endless complications to a rather simple role. Responsibility is the needed attribute for any leader, where they say to themselves, “I have no choice but to do what is right.” If leadership is not based around courage, then it is not based around responsibility. It is, in fact, based around incompetence and deception.

To add, if the leader is ignorant, then it is the people who support him, by way of continual faith. It becomes the people who make the difference, rather than the endless dependency on politicians.

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