I don’t have issues with authority. I have issues with people who demand that others listen and follow them. I don’t want to. I’m not going to. Who told you, you were a leader? How do you know you were not called to follow? Some people think that age or position creates this circle and tier of leaders and followers. The truth is, we can all learn something from everyone! Too many of us want to lead and too many of us want to follow, when each are necessary for the other! You can not lead if you do not follow and you can not follow if you will not lead. What would be the point? What would be the point in constantly following someone else? What do you get from lowering your own goals and expectations to be on someone else’s team. This isn’t about God or believing in a higher power. This is about people. Human being who feel that there is something better about them and before they will listen to you, take into consideration that you too are human, want you to lay down your beliefs and follow them. Get over yourself and learn that life is the biggest teacher and until we are all on our death bed, we can choose to follow, lead, go with the flow however and whenever we please.
I don’t want to be a ‘leader.’ I would rather be an example. I want to show people who I am, what I believe in, and what I did! I will never tell someone to do as I say or follow my rule. I just wouldn’t. I want you to live your life. I want others to free themselves and believe in themselves. I want to believe that everyone feels this way, but I know they don’t. I know some people just HAVE TO be connected or associated with someone who will either toot their horn or criticism them into perfect. That’s not me. I’m not a leader. I’m not a follower. Yes, I love God, I believe in God. But I’m talking about human beings. Don’t follow me. Learn from me. I’m learning from you. Neither is higher or greater than the other. I believe in you. I trust you. Not because you asked me to or forced me to, but I want to. You can not force leadership.
People who follow you by force are not learning from you. You should not be trying to hit someone over the head and stop them from being bigger than you because you my friend will never win that way. You will continue to reach followers and have a voice and evertually no one will be there to listen.