Who creates the new leaders and visionaries for our world?
Well, not today's schools, media, and institutions, argues William Deresiewicz in a great article named Solitude and Leadership recently published in the UTNE reader. I read it this morning, in the sofa with a cup of tea next to me, and there are so many things in it I agree with and would like to quote it. But I am afraid this post would be too long then, so it is better you just click on the link.
Take the time to read this article. Don't get distracted, just read it, it is important. I promise.
The center pieces of his thoughts are that:
- We have no longer time for peace and quiet in our minds due to overabundance of distractions from TV, internet, cell phones, and text and so on.
- We are not training kids and ourselves to think and envision, only to achieve and become people that can follow rules but not be great leaders.
- We need more nonconformists, more concentration, and more introspection in ourselves to deal with the current problems in the world.
Some of the best quotes (read the article for more, and then become a nonconformist so you can help change the world):
Read the whole article by William Deresiewicz here.