A Sense of Mischief and a Sense of Purpose

Recently, I heard a person talk about meeting Nelson Mandela when he first became president of South Africa. He was struck by Mandela’s having what he referred to as a sense of mischief and a sense of purpose. As I listened I thought how marvelous to have a leader who was both imbued with purpose and vision and delightfully human as well.

I’m struck by how seriously our political leaders take themselves as they pontificate and can’t see beyond their dogma to consider both the truly serious issues facing the world and the possible delight that can a be had in our humanity.

I’m also struck with how little we laugh at the absurdity around us every day. When was the last time you laughed instead of stressed at a problem at work?

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