The Measure of People and Purpose

Image“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr

While driving to pick up my grand-daughter yesterday, I listened to the TED Radio Hour. There was a presentation which singularly struck me and I believe if you haven’t heard it, it’s worth your time. The main thrust of the conversations were by people talking about leadership. These talks referred to ‘disruptive leadership‘. Certainly Martin Luther King Jr. was the embodiment of that style of leadership, in a very positive way.

This talk summarized, it seldom has little to do with changing the world, rather it’s a matter of stepping away from our comfort zone and taking responsibility for our actions and understanding our purpose.

Have You Changed Someone’s Life Without Realizing It?

We can make a difference as individuals but not necessarily in a global dynamic. It’s not necessary to make sweeping changes, rather we have an obligation to set the tone, and creatively move forward to solve everyday problems and treat other people with respect and dignity.

Collins Idehen Jr. – AKA Colion Noir – reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr purpose of education

Martin Luther King - arrest“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”
— 1 John 4:18