Tuesday, September 16, 2008


"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

These are the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author and aviator, on leadership. I like this quote very much. The saving need of the hour in our country is sagacious leadership. Every time bomb blasts rock a city, there are accusations all around. People blame politicians, politicians blame each other. There seems no end to the blame game. Media runs amok harping on intelligence failure, disgruntlement, etc. Home minister issues a statement that perpetrators will be punished. But we see nothing happening. How long we people are going to face the brunt of these senseless attacks ?


Mavin said...

A great quote!!!

But let us crash down with a thud when it comes to our national leadership.

Amazing myopia, complete paralysis, complete cluelessness wrt to course of action to be taken and utter disregard for the general populace.

Such masterly inaction - I am dumbfounded....

Sagacious leadership is a distant dream

Krishnan said...

You are absolutely right Mavin. Our home minister is proving to be shining example of amazing myopia, complete paralysis and what not !