My last post is a poem I have written which is related to the topic of a recent rape cases in India. India recently saw some brutal rape cases come up which have sparked national outrage. But is this the first time something like this has happened?
There are a high number of rape cases reported in India in a single day but yet the law hasn’t changed. All this time it has been observed that people protest on social media for a few days and eventually everything fizzles away.
But now I feel that the strict changes have to be made to the rape laws. If they don’t then rapists will continue doing what they are doing, without a feeling of fear in their mind. I urge every single one of you reading this post, to check your social media handle for any such news, tweet or hashtag you see and I request you to put it up somewhere on your social media. We need to create awareness about this issue not only in the country but also in other parts of the world, as rape is a worldwide problem.
Water is my personal favourite classical element because it exhibits some really important characteristics of leadership and that is what I am going to be talking about in this post.
A lot of people might have learnt this in science that water takes the shape of the container it is poured in. This characteristic/ ability is very important for a leader to have. Being able to mould oneself to adapt to the situation is essential for a leader. For example, everytime you might not get the ‘dream team’ that you want. In that case you will have to adapt and adjust according to your team and their strengths.
Another thing that water teaches us is that it can exist in all the 3 states of matter on earth, which means that a good leader should be flexible and capable enough to take up any task and solve any problem he or she may face.
Throughout this entire series of posts, I have spoken about how important lessons related to life and leadership can be learnt through nature. Most of the times, I have addressed a leader being a person who leads a team, but in real life, being a leader of your own life is very important. It is very important for you to realize that you need to start becoming responsible for your own work and actions. This way you can shape and mould your life the way you want to live it.
‘Make your presence felt.’ This quote is perfectly illustrated by the classical element air. Air makes its presence felt rather than being seen. And this value or characteristic is applicable both to life and to make a good leader.
One co-value to make your presence felt is confidence. When you are among a group of people, you sometimes feel that one person is very vibrant and is noticed by everyone. The secret to his/her energy and dynamism is confidence. Being confident is the key.
In leadership skills, adapting to this characteristic of air is very important. A good leader is one who comes ahead on behalf of team when the team fails, and let’s the team enjoy recognition and fame, when they succeed. Air cannot be seen but we cannot live without it. Always have such an attitude towards life, where do not always expect to be praised. Rather do such work and earn such respect that people themselves, willingly appreciate you.
In this series of posts I am going to be throwing light on 3 classical elements (Fire, water and air) and how these relate to some important life lessons and also the qualities of leadership.
Fire-: Fire has always been a symbol for energy and passion. Fire is one of the four classical elements from Greek Philosophy and perhaps the most important element, as it is believed that no other element would have been created if it wasn’t for fire to exist.
But even in today’s modern world, fire symbolizes some important life lessons and qualities of leadership.
Life lessons-: Fire has been a epitome of energy, passion and devotion. And these 3 qualities are extremely important in life. Having passion is one of the most important things in shaping your career and life overall. Passion drives a lot of your choices. Devotion is always very important. It can devotion towards anything. It can be devotion towards your work, some person, god or even an entity. And energy is the core to anything. Anything is life is not possible if you do not have the right energy channelized within you.
Leadership-: Fire also resembles some important qualities of a good leader. The very first is dynamism and passion, which is very important for any leader. If the leader is motivated, then the entire team can be motivated, energetic and productive. It also shows the importance of discipline. If fire is burning in a limited and controlled way, it can support civilization, give dawn to life and bring about harmony. But if it becomes loose and spreads across it can bring mass destruction and harm. Discipline is very important for a leader as when the leader is disciplined and focused, the entire team can look up to the leader to absorb those qualities.