Anyone who has faced the prospects of leaving one’s words for posterity for real instead of a theoretical exercise–and succeeds–is blessed beyond words. Sharing the following words becomes a privilege, and yes, even a responsibility.
There is nothing more certain in my mind than we are all members of the same family. Over the years it has become commonplace for leaders all over the globe to obscure the light represented by acknowledging that our family, while at times dysfunctional, should be guided by love and never hate.
The legacy I would like to leave is to persuade people to pay attention to any political or religious leader who seeks to divide our family. They speak not from the light but a darkness born from impulses designed to tear our family apart for personal gain. Think of your own nuclear family. Would you ever encourage a brother to fight his brother or sister?
There are forces that try to divide our family and divert us from our reason to celebrate our common roots. We should celebrate our differences without elevating them to being a source of separation. When a leader, political or religious attempts to paint “the other” as something to be feared, take pause and know the darkness beckons by following those impulses….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Jaffer is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of the media company Vidsense.