This episode is just a video follow up to the blog post, “The Nature Of Legacies – Remembering People“. The biggest difference between the two is input from friends. There are comments and questions I found helpful. You might too. Without going into too much detail watch the video below. I’d love to know your … Continue reading The Nature of Legacies And How We Remember People [VLOG: Episode 02]
Besides my own blog I publish on a few other blogs. I’ve also had the privilege of having some of my work published in print publications as well. For me, writing is not only a way of processing but also quieting my mind. Sometimes my mind is too occupied with many things. Writing becomes a way of expelling some thoughts, allowing me to focus on other things. I’m feeling the impact of writing less.
Not writing or writing enough, whatever that is, presents some weird challenges for me. The following is not exhaustive:
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It’s about a year since Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada passed away. Kathy fought apartheid alongside icons like Nelson Mandela. Mandela, South Africa and the world at large held Kathy in high esteem. I write this shortly after reading breaking news of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‘s passing. Winnie fought apartheid. Her and Nelson were married at some point. She was 81.
For some reason I was thinking about the anniversary of Kathy’s death when I saw the news about Winnie. Hence the references to them. When Nelson Mandela passed away I thought about what makes a great legacy. I wrote some of my thoughts here. Thinking about Kathy and Winnie, again, made me think about the nature of legacies and how we remember people.
“Changing mind as a virtue” is something I don’t remember ever hearing. People have spoken about it as their own prerogative. I’ve mostly come across a changing of one’s mind talked about as a weakness. A lack of backbone and captivity to whim. Changing your mind as a virtue is terribly undermined. Not doing so can be the fruit of pride and not a reflection of strength and wisdom.
Planning is about anticipating things. By doing it, dare to create the future before it arrives. Planning is how we predict the future — a way of anticipating what it will need or demand. While there are many things we prepare to come our way, there will always be the unexpected. In both life and leadership, dealing with the unexpected is inevitable.