homeaboutarchivenewslettermembership!
aboutarchivemembership!
aboutarchivemembers!

Choosing a Leader Wisely

posted by Jason Kottke Nov 10, 2023

From Octavia Bulter’s Parable of the Talents:

Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.

Context and more from The Marginalian. (via @rowanwhite & kelsey)