Somebody has to champion the cause of getting some form of projection for our classroom. You can see the debacle that results when conditions aren’t just right. But there’s a life lesson. You push ahead regardless of conditions and adapt and overcome. Championing a cause is seeing it though to its finality.
Hope you enjoyed Arthur. He is a remarkable attorney and teacher. His pleas to you: delegation, learning who to trust and of course how do you recognize trust. I have been teaching you these tools the entire semester. To recognize trust you must be a person others can trust. I do disagree with Arthur in that to be a good leader you must be a good follower.
Attendance was a bit spotty… I understand that the night before was Halloween… Although I understand, I do expect you to “Cowboy Up” and get to class.
Kindly recall Joshua Chamberlain, the Colonel of the 20th Maine regiment during the Civil War. What you saw was transformational leadership, bringing others up toward a sense of idealism. The bottom line here is as follows: We find significance when we dedicate ourselves toward something outside ourselves. Something greater than we are.
Here is the link to the youtube cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kdOKJXfTU4
In the “Dead Poet’s Society we learned that Carpe Diem, Seize the Day reminds us to get the most out of each moment. Kipling reminds us that we need to live, “With sixty seconds worth of distance run.” Do we ever see the forest through the trees? I didn’t!
Perhaps what s most significant to life is the realization and follow through that we may contribute a verse to life. Such is the poem by Whitman, “O Me O Life.” You’ll see that on the final. No need to memorize it. Just understand its implications.
O Me! O Life!
O ME! O life!… of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d;
Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me; 5
Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?
That you are here—that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.
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