So many great minds contribute to the evolution of Mankind, in what we eat, how we think, how we interact, and how we cope.
I think the first leader who comes to mind as an inspiring example is definitely Chairman Mao.
Some people seem to have a wrong impression of him.
Far from being someone who people think of as ruthless, which of course he also was, Chairman Mao
from what I have gathered was also a personable, kind comrade, helping his brothers and sisters in the
Chinese Revolution to do a sing-song as they worked, encouraging humour and happiness when food was
short but the struggle of building, of mending and make-do was great. He was an inspiring leader, people say.
Today, some people, especially in developing countries, think of Maoist as a term that should typify a
humourless, cold person married to some ideal from an old textbook. Chairman Mao was not like that.
In spirit of comradeship, his followers had a spiritual feeling of idolisation towards him.
Today, when you see China, and the rapid progress it has made over the last thirty years, you realise that
Chairman Mao's leadership left the inspiration for continued progress and development, and responding to
new ideas. Look at the highways, the buildings, the lights, the public buildings of Beijing or Shanghai,
the number of well kept and polished cars on the beautifully clean streets, the enterprise of the people,
in the huge number of factories and dockyards, workshops, farms, wineyards, processing plants....
They have used capital to serve the people and their needs in terms of housing, schools, hospitals, etc.
and much is still being continuously done.
I would like to say China is an inspiring example of a country that has developed by leaps and bounds in
the last thirty years, and if the leaders of some developing nations were to take some guidance from this example, then a lot is possible everywhere.
Till next time, happy reading.