Pull people up or push them down?
“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength:
one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915, African- American Educator,
Author, Orator, and Advisor to the Presidents
ActiveRain blogger Lou Ludwig shared this quote in one of his posts. In the highly charged political environment in Washington, DC, we see news reports of daily comments that try to push people down by negative remarks. Personally, I would prefer to have leadership that pulls people up and then pushes then to higher heights.
"One can lead a life of pushing the people around down. They will also try to suppress the person’s personal growth . . . . and ambition while restraining their forward progress and success.
This type of person has self-esteem issues . . . . and they try to conceal it by treating the people around them very harshly. Pushing people down at any opportunity gives the person that doing the pushing the allusion of satisfaction.
This person will . . . . eventually self-destruct." - Lou Ludwig
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