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Re: Theos-World Young Leaders Needed

May 16, 2009 09:08 AM
by Drpsionic

I have a better idea.  Let's get rid of the idea of leaders  altogether.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 5/16/2009 8:20:38 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


Young Leaders Needed
When you look at the world's history, greatest  achievements are due to
charismatic individuals and not the masses. Also  most of these leaders were
quite young or middle aged and took their  mission seriously and gave prime
of their lives working 24/7. Both HPB  & HSO sacrificed prime of their lives
and that is why we are discussing  theosophy and TS today.
So when you look at organizations with leaders  who are septuagenarians or
octogenarians, who got there as a second or  third occupation after
retirement, it is wishful thinking that great things  are going to happen.
What most old people come with is a lot of street  smart and can cause lot 
trouble and this is true of all  organizations.
The uniqueness of TS is the total autonomy of the  sections and the lodges.
Even at the member level, the autonomy provided is  unmatched in any
organization. So long one is in sympathy with the first  object -
Brotherhood, anyone is welcome, whatever may be their personal  beliefs
including being a materialist. TS has survived and grown for over a  
because of this far sighted simple application of  autonomy.
It is time for all of us to think how we can identify and  encourage young
leaders and all we need are a handful of capable dedicated  young leaders.
The rules and regulations of sections have developed over  the years so that
the old folks control directly or indirectly who gets to  be the leader. So
we do not end up with young leaders. It would be  interesting to get a
statistics of the ages of the members of leaders in  countries around the
It may be time to start doing something  about the need for future young
My  0.02

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