Note to Self: On Chains and Command

Who’s in authority?

It’s a constant question, but barely important if the mission doesn’t matter. Yet, when the mission truly matters, the weak link has special authority. Exceeding the strength, capacity or tolerance of a weak link causes the chain — and its brilliance — to fail.

The sustainable solution lies in strengthening weak links. Then, the system — the chain — is strong throughout, inspired and fully capable of a worthy mission.

Strengthening simply cannot happen by ridicule, rage or reprisal. Sustainable strength is a mission of love.

The weak become strong from self-development, lifted by the persistent belief in a weak link’s ability to heal and flourish. By commanding hope and will, the chain will strengthen.

This buoyant understanding, implicit in us all, floats humanity.