Ivan Illich an advocate of the poor in South America was asked what the most powerful way to change a society. Illich response was this,
“Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society. Rather you must tell a new and powerful tale, one so pervasive that it sweeps away the old myths and becomes the preferred story, one so inclusive that it gathers all the bits from the past and our present into a coherent whole, one that even shines some light into the future so that we can take the next step forward”.
In each of us there is a story. Successful people are those who are able to write a postive story for their future. They don’t live in the past defeats and disappointments. This story is able to overcome the hardships, misfortunes and injustices of the past and bring them into a brighter future.
History is full of poeple who have been able to do this. They are our leaders.