Whoso would be a man must also be a non conformist. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series
Non-conformist: Seeker of truth
Follower: “What should I do?”
Leader: “What if…….”, “How would……..?”, “Why was that?”
Seasoned Follower: Sounds a little bit like a True Leader. Always carries a book written by a former True Leader.
Voice in the Crowd: Could be anybody, a True leader, A Seasoned Follower, a Non-conformist-Anybody, Anti-conformist; anybody, really.
Voice in the Crowd: “Who wants to be our leader?”
“I do.” Replied a Seasoned Follower.
“Go ahead then.” replied the Voice in the Crowd. “You shall be our leader.
A child in their midst said “I think the Voice in the Crowd should be our leader.”
Though coming from the lips of one so young, the idea seemed to resonate throughout the crowd. So, the followers quickly voted amongst themselves and elected the Voice in the Crowd to be their Leader.
“No, No” said the Voice in the Crowd.” I don’t want that responsibility, really; I spend most of my time writing. I don’t have time to be a Leader. “
“I have an idea,” said the child. “You continue to spend your days writing and I’ll come over every morning and edit your written words; I’ll even create a blog, And, I could make a movie of you at work and publish the video on YouTube. I’m little; you won’t even know I’m there. And you, Mr. Voice in the Crowd, can continue your daily activities undisturbed by your followers plus…. your followers will have a new Leader.”
The Voice in the crowd appeared to mull this idea over, eventually relaxing his furrowed brow, replacing the worrisome stress indicator with a big, wide smile on his lips which was in turn, greeted by a resounding salvo of energetic hurrahs and this group of followers celebrated the fact that they now had a new Leader. Of course they all thought that their new leader was Mr. Voice in the Crowd but you and I know that the True Leader was the little girl who saved the day.
By Lee Broom