I came across this post from 2011 and thought it appropriate, being the day after the election. We need real leadership in our country; let’s see if the next four years will teach our “leader” how to actually “lead.”


To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. – Descartes

What does that mean?
This quote reminds us that people will say things that they think you want to hear, or that they believe are expected of them. However, they might not truly believe the words they speak. While this isn’t an uncommon behavior to observe, it is a bit disconcerting to hear, and quite uncomfortable to actually be caught doing.

To find out what they truly believe, with the conviction of their heart, the quote continues, you need only watch what they do. You have probably heard the expression “lead by example” used before. If you want to inspire loyalty, don’t be disloyal. If you want to inspire honesty, don’t lie. While it makes perfect sense, how often do we violate this in our daily lives?

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  1. Isn’t one of your leaders huge problems that he is constantly blocked by the senate? I think that most of the western leaders are not really leaders. It’s because of the system. It fosters politicians who do politics as a career and have to be good in talking and acting before and during election. And even if they are really good they unfortunately can’t do much when everything they do is blocked by the other parties.

    • Reform needs to be done without relationship to party; that’s where all the problems lie. If everyone in the House and Senate think of themselves as Americans rather than belonging to a certain “party,” we’d be able to get more accomplished. I’m familiar with the process and it stinks no matter how you look at it. We’re just the “little people” trying to get by.

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