Personality has been defined as “a characteristic way of thinking, feeling and behaving”. Once in a while, someone comes along who has a deep understanding of how to make the most of this quality. He or she becomes a beacon of light that inspires other human beings to live as experientially as possible. Attributes of this nature should not be undervalued.
After the exemplary character has provided new options for his or her fellow beings, occasionally folks emerge who build on the foundations that have been laid down. Due to the fickleness of human nature and the fact that it is impossible for everyone to know about the efforts of pioneers, new stories are told that sometimes withhold appreciation for the trails that they blazed.
Trends of this sort tend to last for brief periods of time in the overall scheme of things. Eventually the creative energy of the initiators is restored to its rightful place in the narrative sequence of events, for the benefit of future generations.
Needless to say, not everyone can be a pioneer. Those who are endowed with such gifts are equally as human as everyone else, but credit should be given where it is due.
When truthful tales are told about the deeds of those who dare to be different, we set the scene for other visionaries to come forward and make valuable contributions.
First published on www.juwonogungbe.com on the 7th of November 2019