Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.
This quote emphasizes the seemingly unconventional backgrounds of certain heads of state, such as Adolf Hitler, Ho Chi Minh, and Ronald Reagan. It suggests that these individuals were ill-prepared for their roles as leaders due to their previous professions or experiences. By mentioning Hitler's background as a landscape painter, Ho Chi Minh's as a seaman, and Ronald Reagan's early career in acting, the quote implies that their prior pursuits did not necessarily equip them with the necessary skills or knowledge required for their later political careers.
The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won't be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence.
We need to get back to reasoning and thinking things through. The future generation is being brought up in greed and without a true understanding of civics. There is no more emphasis on knowledge and time. As a society we need to process ideas and understand what certain principles are based upon.