Tuesday, May 28, 2024
RULER, POWER, AND CANDLE

RULER, POWER, AND CANDLE

– Limitations of Authority

“Like a candle burning in the open, power lacks a definite term of luminosity. Pleasant breeze sustains candlelight, but an abrupt gust of wind takes the glow out of it. Like the glowing candlestick, the individual with power retains his shine when he operates in a pleasant constituency. His candlelight goes out when he inadvertently agitates the air around him. How long the candle of the one with power burns depends on the kinds of breeze he generates. Astute power-holders don’t generate windstorms of hopelessness around their candle lights.” – Dele Ajaja

IMAGE: “Candle in the wind.”

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