In my experience, there are at least two distinct kinds of leadership. There's the kind where a situation happens, and you take leadership in responding to it. And there is the kind where you see that the present situation is dissatisfactory, and try to figure out how to improve it. These seem similar, but the difference is that in the first case you are being driven by events, so it's sort of like steering a boat to avoid rocks. In the second, it's more like you're looking at a map and trying to figure out where you want to go, and then figuring out a good course that will get you there.
The important distinction is that when you are just trying to avoid rocks, you aren't really focused on where you want to go. Maybe the river will carry you there, maybe it won't. Neither process is guaranteed to produce a good or a bad outcome--sometimes you get somewhere good by happenstance, and sometimes the place you thought you wanted to go turns out to be a bad place.
But when we see Hillary being touted as more "experienced" than Sanders, what we are seeing is an elevation of the value of avoiding rocks above the value of trying to get somewhere better.
Both values are important. Hillary has more experience with rock-avoidance. But it's important to pay attention to the fact that Sanders not only has much more experience with planning and achieving long-term goals, his long-term goals have actually been good goals that made our country better.
It is really high time that our country had a leader who valued strategic thinking as much as tactical thinking.
(The link unfortunately includes a freakish amount of ads, but the content is solid.)
They can see that unbridled capitalism doesn't work. They also know that unbridled socialism doesn't work. And they know how to fix it. Institutions work when we insist, and at no other time.
Unfortunately the olds who wrote and published this article still believe the illusions of the past and so they see the millennials as naive.
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