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.

Philosophy – “Realism vs. Optimism” – 5/7/2020

There is no such thing as a “realistic approach” to a problem. During the ongoing problem, one finds optimism, solely in the fact that being optimistic means to have the desire to cure the problem. Simply being realistic when it comes to an issue, only means to know the facts. The facts are fine. Yet, when it comes to actually ridding the problem of its existence, that means being optimistic.

Would one ridicule a leader for being optimistic? If so, then the one who ridicules was never deserving to be a leader.

Leadership is born upon the spine of optimism. One, as a leader, does not survive upon facts, and facts, alone. Again, facts are fine, though they are not what will cure the problem.

Realism is the telling of facts. It means to look ahead. Though, looking ahead is not looking towards the future. Looking ahead means to stare at the faces of others, in their own desperation. When we reject responsibility, the essence of true leadership, we are distrusting of others, of ourselves, and of potential leaders. Meaning, that to see the future, means to stare upwards at the face of a leader.

Optimism is the courage, the wisdom, the duty to cure the problem, soon as it arrives. Optimism is objectively meant to be the mindset of the leader, not realism. Realism is for the scientist, and other ordinaries. A scientist is a thinker, and lazy as one. A leader is a doer, and productive as one.

A Quote of Wisdom – “The Metaphor of a Tree” – 3/2/2020

“We begin in pain, while we grow through perseverance.”

Our Nature, is to grow with each added bit to our structure. And, when we stand, we stand tall, knowing what it took to keep us straight.

We begin in the pain, in the seed, in the womb, and we are as an infant to hear our mother’s cries of suffering during the labor. Work, for that is what labor refers to, and it is a great respect to a woman, to a mother, to know what it took to create. And then, the further sufferings begin for the infant to become a child, for the child to become an adolescent, and for the adolescent to become an adult.

Further suffering and further trials, for the creation, because while we were merely a seed once upon a time, we had grown through perseverance, getting to know life by its colors and sounds. As we grew into a noticeable shape, we bled and we cried. We sweated out salty droplets for our tongue to catch their falling. We loved others, and had romances, and it was all painful.

But, we are not strong in our beginning. We are strong when we are past our beginning, knowing that we grow through the perseverance that it takes to move past a beginning. We should know that there is no ending to what we do. That is the beauty of life, that is there is no ending to anything. There is only beginnings. Newness and creation, that lifts ourselves and uplifts others, through the perseverance it takes to be away from a beginning. To be away from it, and into the life of new experiences.

Love has its way of binding wounds, and through our beginnings, we will see other beginnings. Other pains, that throb, and cause lips to quiver, and we stretch our arms to embrace, and grasp clothing with fingers. We hug another, and offer warmth, because the tree’s limbs were not there as merely a seed.

A seed that began pain. A seed that began suffering and trials, for a life that has not known perseverance, without another to show it.