Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lead, Follow or Get out of The Way Sheeple!

My father always says lead, follow or get out of the way. And as I got older I realized how important that statement is. For me it means, take a stand for something, be a good follower of someone who is doing something or... simply get out of the way. I immediately thought of this when I heard about 2 Libyan pilots who when ordered to bomb protesting citizens decided to defy that order and fly their jets to Malta and seek political asylum. They didn't kill innocent civilians and then hide under the idea that they were just "following orders". People can be like sheep and be way too comfortable just following the herd and releasing themselves of responsibility from the actions they take or don't take.

Most of us won't be called to lead the way these pilots were this week, but we can always lead something in our own lives. We don't have to risk our lives protesting in the streets as demonstrators have recently in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen, Iran and Morocco.. But what are we willing to risk? There has to be some middle ground between dying in the streets for an important cause and getting up off the couch and making one change for yourself.

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