We lead while others follow..

…well, do we?

Wha­t’s the sen­se in wri­ting papers on water con­ser­va­ti­on if I just can’t con­vin­ce tho­se Mamas doing the laund­ry (at the place I am cur­r­ent­ly stay­ing at) in pre­ser­ving the resour­ce “water” by clo­sing the tap after enough water has flown into the wash basin?

Wha­t’s the sen­se in hono­u­ring natio­nal heroes on spe­cial events if their ideo­lo­gies and the values they lived and were appre­cia­ted for are con­se­quent­ly igno­red or not even lived by tho­se who are sup­po­sed to lead others?

Wha­t’s the sen­se in tal­king about poli­tics and things that “should be done” if we just can’t make a dif­fe­rence and pull up a pro­ject on our own to start at least somewhere?

It’s this age, this spe­cial moment when you rea­li­ze that you are the­re to inspi­re others and be some sort of a role model. A deman­ding situa­ti­on, whe­re our own heroes are slow­ly dying away and we sud­den­ly rea­li­ze that the honey­moon peri­od is over.

What is it that I would like to teach, show, give to and demand from our child­ren one day? Will I be able to inspi­re them as much as my heroes have inspi­red me?

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Hi, I am an engineer who freelances in water & sanitation-related IT projects at Saniblog.org. You'll also find me on Twitter @jke and Instagram.

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