Monthly Archives: December 2016

Choose Your Leaders

Octavia Butler by Nikolas Coukouma

Choose your leaders
with wisdom and forethought.

To be led by a coward
is to be controlled
by all that the coward fears.

To be led by a fool
is to be led
by the opportunists
who control the fool.

To be led by a thief
is to offer up
your most precious treasures
to be stolen.

To be led by a liar
is to ask
to be told lies.

To be led by a tyrant
is to sell yourself
and those you love
into slavery.

Written c. 1998 by author Octavia E. Butler in her book Parable of the Talents. I highly recommend it.