Thursday, November 3, 2016

No One To Blame

"You take your life in your own hands and what happened? A terrible thing: No one to blame."
Erica Jong

Not being able to blame someone or something for our disdain isn't fun. We are mostly addicted to fending off responsibility. 

When we change our minds and step into the commanding role, we soon learn how addicted to blame we actually are. It's at that point we reach a crossroads:

Do I move ahead as master of my ship, or do I once again retreat beneath the deck and let someone else steer? And then bitch when it doesn't go my way?

It's my call. Safety is strong attractor. But life is grander when I take the wheel.

I choose to be captain.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

On Leadership and Insult: The 2016 American Elections

The US is currently in the midst of a very unnerving election campaign. Slurs and swords slung and swung everywhere. 

It seems decorum and civility have flown away like a goose heading south.

But, as Dwight D. Eisenhower once remarked:

You do not lead by hitting people over the head--that's assault, not leadership.

Remember who is assaulting when you vote in November.