Do you lead or follow? I can’t help but notice that many of our current leaders and so called stars are mere followers. I don’t think being a follower is necessarily a bad thing but when people who are supposed to lead act like followers I do get a bit nervous. It may even be beneficial to find a balance and know when it is time to lead and when it is in your best interest to follow. It’s great to go with the flow and unify with a particular group of people but I also think it is both honest and necessary to stay true to who you are. We are not meant to act like robots. We are not programmed and have been given every opportunity to think for ourselves. It is our uniqueness that makes us special and significant so why would anyone trade that in to act like a clone? We don’t have strings because we are not created to be puppets.
Be who you are without apology. You don’t need someone’s permission or acceptance to be you. Teach people to respect you exactly the way you are. Don’t ever think you have to conform. There is always a choice. Stand up for you. Someone has to.
Each person should see himself as though the entire world is on a delicate balance, and with one deed, he or she can tip the scales
-Moses Ben Maimon Maimonides
What do you think about this quote? I’ve experienced for myself that one inspirational blog post or simple social media post can do one of two things. It can inspire others or it can ignite fire and rage, both having the ability to spread at the speed of light. We have to be so careful and accountable with our words and actions because there are people reading and listening to what we have to say, people watching the way we behave. There will always be leaders and followers. Use your gifts carefully and be cautious of the intent behind the movement. Ask yourself, what is intent behind the tone? Where will it lead? Now, more than ever, we have to be very careful when it comes to our emotions. They can become so strong and lead us to a very dangerous place. Do you believe you tip the scales? In what way? Do you tip them in a selfish way to suit your own needs or do you tip them on the side of a loving, peaceful world for all?
Please, I am creeped out that I have 666 followers. I don’t want to look at that number anymore. One more would leave me eternally grateful! Will you help?