“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.” Eleanor Roosevelt
The intent of this post is not to deal with every component of this thought, but there are several powerful ideas expressed in this one sentence.
Even though there are those in the world who deny absolutes, the truths provided by God ground us in them, regardless of what others think.
Objectivity, in the midst of an emotional stirring, is a trait that can provide leaders with powerful influence.
Perhaps, the humility and charity possessed by leaders is the most significant of all. The way in which leaders approach others in every circumstance of life can change the world.
Mrs. Roosevelt’s thoughts make a good compass for how we bring about that change.