July 2009

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Everybody said there was a shortage of leaders, and therefore of leadership. Everybody said there was a shortage of leadership, and therefore of leaders. I tried, at various times, to be a leader. They listened politely, then became quiet; a sole member-leader of my own ventures, there was no one who wanted me to be their leader…or was it leadership they didn’t want?

While they were saying all these things, they were saying also that the world is in trouble, that things cannot change. A mother said that the young people are cynical, have only a fragile hold upon their lives, upon futurity; they are wailing and flailing at the facts of today.

“Do something”, I said; “or I’ll do something.” “No,” she said. “There is nothing which can be done. There are no leaders; there is no leadership.”

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