from essays in the art of living (wilferd a. peterson, 1961) “no [one] stands alone. through all the centuries of recorded time, [people] have set into motion influences that affect your life today…you are the heir of the ages. [people] reaching for the stars have created for you a world of wonder and challenge…more enduring than skyscrapers, bridges, cathedrals and other material symbols of achievement are the invisible monuments of wisdom, inspiration and example erected in the hearts and minds of [all persons]…a leader glorifies the team spirit.”
it is a mighty mountain to climb without support. it is a mighty chasm to fall into without hands reaching out to form a solidarity, a community. the struggle to retain absolute and autocratic control is the antithesis of the solution, for no one person knows all, no one person can see all, no one person can create all. control will undermine, sabotage, poison the well-spring of possibility. control is not that of wonder. control is not enduring wisdom or inspiration. control is most definitely not example.
“a leader glorifies the team spirit.” “cohesion-the action of forming a united whole.”
moving into the future requires a choice. division and discord? unity and harmony?
separation or cohesion?