When choosing a leader, we always kept in mind that humility provides clarity where arrogance makes a cloud. The last thing we wanted was to be led by someone whose judgment and actions were clouded by arrogance.

The Lakota Way

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AS I WAS SEARCHING THE WEB FOR QUOTES ON HUMILITY I FOUND THIS ONE BY A LAKOTA INDIAN CHIEF. IT GOT ME GOT ME THINKING ABOUT LEADERSHIP AND HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE IF WE THE PEOPLE ‘KEPT IN MIND’ THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY WHEN DECIDING WHO WE CHOOSE TO APPOINT OR LOOK TO AS OUR SO-CALLED LEADERS. BETTER YET, WHAT IF WE WERE TO MAKE IT A PREREQUISITE FOR ANY AND ALL CANDIDATES THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED FOR A LEADERSHIP POSITION? DON’T YOU THINK THAT THE CONDITION OF OUR WORLD AS WE CURRENTLY KNOW IT COULD DRASTICALLY CHANGE IF THE MASSES REFUSED TO SUPPORT THOSE SEEKING SUCH POSITIONS UNLESS THEY DISPLAY A HIGH MORAL CHARACTER? I’VE NEVER HAD MUCH OF AN INTEREST IN INVESTING MUCH OF MY TIME AND ENERGY INTO POLITICS OR POLITICIANS. DESPITE ALL OF THE GOOD THAT OURS AND MANY OF THE OTHER GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD PROVIDE I FEEL LIKE THERE IS FAR TOO MUCH CORRUPTION, DISHONESTY, AND IMPORTANT DECISIONS BEING MADE THAT ARE INFLUENCED BY GREED.

WHATEVER THE REASONS MIGHT BE IT STILL DOESN’T SWAY ME FROM HAVING A LOT FAITH IN HUMANITY. REASON BEING IS THAT I KNOW THE POWER AND THE POTENTIAL THAT SO MANY OF US POSSESS. I CAN ENVISION THE CHANGES THAT CAN BE MADE AND THE REMARKABLE PROGRESS THAT WE CAN MAKE IF WE WOULD ONLY START TO DEVELOP A UNITED FRONT AND START TO SET MUCH HIGHER STANDARDS FOR OUR LEADERS AND HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE TO DELIVER ON THEIR PROMISES.

I’M CONFIDENT IN SAYING THAT I BELIEVE THERE ARE MILLIONS OF LIKE MINDED PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO SHARE MANY COMMON INTERESTS. HONEST, COMPASSIONATE, AND HARD WORKING PEOPLE WITH A DESIRE TO BUILD STRONGER COMMUNITIES WHERE FAMILY IS A TOP PRIORITY. PEOPLE THAT WANT TO CREATE COMMUNITIES THAT TAKE PRIDE IN RAISING STRONG, CONFIDENT, HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE CHILDREN. TOGETHER WE ARE THE MAJORITY AND FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. DIVIDED WE ARE WEAK, VULNERABLE, AND EASILY MANIPULATED. ONCE WE START TO REALIZE HOW POWERFUL WE CAN BE WHEN WE UNITE IT IS THEN THAT WE CAN START TO DISMANTLE AND REMOVE THE TOXIC PEOPLE AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE THEIR GREEDY HANDS IN OUR POCKETS WHILE THEY COMPROMISE OUR BEAUTIFUL PLANET AND THE HEALTH OF OUR COLLECTIVE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. .