Daily Leadership Message
The Individual Behaviour, Habits And Ethics That Are Beneficial To A Group
For Goo Nation there is no such thing as an objective good or bad—everything is subjective.
Goo is the cultural philosophy of universal Happiness. Because Happiness is a transitory positive feeling governed by mere external circumstance, its presence (or not) is dictated by happenstance, and its measure is dependent upon the feelings of the affected individual.
In a Group ruled by Goo, there can be no such thing as a universal truth or an immutable good
It is all an ever-changing mosaic of relative truth driven by the demands of each person for that which will provide them maximum Happiness in the moment. For Goo Nation, there is no meaningful distinction between that which is beneficial to the Group as opposed to what might benefit an individual Member living within it.
The Q views this differently. Because he has Committed himself to Living Third his individualized wants and desires are subordinated to that which is beneficial to the Group as a whole. Even where (especially where) it does not directly benefit him. While the Q, being a human being, is as subject to the feeling of Happiness as anyone else, he recognizes that the well being of the Group is more important.
VIRTUE: Behavior, habits and ethics that are beneficial to a Group. (Q3.1).
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
2 Peter 1:5-8
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
Max De Pree
- “A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”
- “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.”
Daily Storytelling Time
Horror gripped the heart of a World War-I soldier, as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. The soldier asked his Lieutenant if he could go out to bring his fallen comrade back…”You can go,” said the Lieutenant, “but don’t think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away.”
The Lieutenant’s words didn’t matter, and the soldier went anyway.Miraculously, he managed to reach his friend, hoisted him onto his shoulder and brought him back to their company’s trench.The officer checked the wounded soldier, then looked kindly at his friend “, I told you it wouldn’t be worth it,” he said. “Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded.” “It was worth it, Sir,” said the soldier.
“It was worth it, Sir,” said the soldier.
“What do you mean by worth it?” responded the Lieutenant.” Your friend is dead.””Yes Sir,” the soldier answered, “but it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive and I had the satisfaction of hearing him say… “Man…I knew you would come! “
We all have those people that are close to us and are special in our lives. But how many of us would be willing to save the life of a friend while giving up our own? It was once said “Greater love has no one than to lay down their life for a friend”. Let’s all be thankful for the friends that we have and value the time that we spend with them.