“A Thousand Deaths That No One Can See”
Jordon Cooper is everyone’s favorite Canadian.
Well, at least it seems that way. Just about every blog I read has a link to Jordon’s excellent blog!
Early this morning, I found this powerful piece of punditry over there…
“I tend to lead by assumption that people get the big picture, give a lot of freedom, and let them work it out. The problem is that most people don’t get my assumptions and a couple months later that no one really cared about the ideals that I thought were so important and I don’t like what it has turned in to. Gloria reminded me that idealists are often lonely. Of course we are beause it hurts us each and everytime our ideals are sold in for the pragmatic solutions that undermine them. It’s even worse because it isn’t evil people that sell out your ideas, they are your friends and people you trust. That is what makes it worse. It is easier to withdraw and keep the ideas to yourself than it is to share them and see them die a thousand deaths that no one can see except yourself.”
I know exactly what he’s talking about. Makes you wonder about the clarity of your vision and the power and validity of your call. You hope that, at some point, somebody will “get it,” and you won’t have to keep on knocking yourself out.