Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
The total disconnect between many politicians and leaders of the world and their constituents leave many of us bewildered. So much so that the disconnect itself has become news and limitless stock for comedians.
It brings to mind an old proverb:
A man was training his donkey by lecturing it.
A passing sage admonished him: your ass is deaf to your sermon.
As it cannot learn from your speech
Perhaps you should learn from its silence.
Two kinds add to the world tribulations, a conceited leader and an ignorant teacher! Sadly, our world is full of both.
This however is election year in many parts of the world, and there is desperation to replace many of the leaders. Unfortunately, in this fervor, we may be electing inexperienced people. Though this may seem to be the right thing to do, their lack of experience will most definitely put the world in more of a chaos. Let's be mindful of whom we elect.