Leadership Quote


“At the moment people are saying, as if they’re bewildered, ‘Why haven’t we got any great leaders? Why haven’t we got another Churchill? Why haven’t we got another Roosevelt or somebody to show us the way?’ Well, it’s simply because nature is telling us it’s projection. The age of leaders has come and gone. Every person must be his or her own leader now. You must remove your projection, and contain the spirit of our time in your own life and your own nature, because to go the old way and follow your leader is a form of psychological imprisonment. We want to be emancipated from that age, and the answer is to profoundly reappraise your systems of government and everything else.” ~Sir Laurens van der Post in an interview by Michael Toms IONS, Noetic Sciences Review, June-August 2002, Number 60.  This interview was conducted in 1994