My interactions with my nephew have provoked thoughts of wisdom on many occasions. One such occasion happened recently. If you were an Indian you would know about the Indian roads and what it takes to cross the roads. There is only one thing Indian road users believe in. More than God, they have the break! This same belief is what enables people to cross roads; because the minds have to work instinctively and real time.
My nephew who is ten years old has started to help his mom to get groceries and stuff all by himself. The last time when I was with him over the weekend he was going to buy groceries from shop. I asked him how you will cross the main road (that always has high traffic with town buses and trucks driving as though they are part of F1 race). He said I use a strategy. I asked him what that is. He said there is always one or more who cross the road. He said he will just walk along with them. I smiled and then he thought for a moment and asked this question, “What if others wait for someone to start crossing?” I smiled and told him if you take the first step, then you are leading and the rest follow you. It stuck me after I said that, probably that’s the only difference between a leader and a follower. A leader is confident of when to take the right step forward and the followers believe in the leader and follow the steps of the leader.
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