We were sophomores in college. We’d been roommates for a semester and good friends for about a year and a half. We were teammates on a swim team. For those of y’all not familiar with athletics and not familiar with swimming in particular, that means we spent 60+ hours a week with one another whether at practice, at competitions, eating, or just hanging out. One day we were hanging out and I was speaking my mind and telling him my opinion about whatever I felt like and he looked me square in the eyes and said, “Hey Steve! You’re an a$$h*le!”
By: Steven Nelms
To be submissive. (And all the Type A personalities shift uncomfortably in their seats). What is submissiveness? Why in the world am I even writing about submissiveness? I wanted to speak to the virtue of being a follower. The follower has a strength that few know. He is capable of things that most leaders wouldn’t dare challenge themselves to. The follower is passive in his opinions. A leader could not possibly stretch himself to such a feat. The follower is active in adopting the views and values of another. A leader would shudder and collapse under such an obstacle. The follower renounces personal vision for his community. A leader would be incapable of measuring up to this lofty standard. A follower can be submissive where a leader never could. It is my opinion that every great leader must first be a great follower. So what can we learn from the master follower?
WE ARE GLORY is a community of writers that stretches beyond our permanent team. Not every article posted here necessarily reflects the opinions of every writer in our community. We choose to embrace our differences, and love each other in the midst of them! So we sincerely apologize for any offense taken to our content; we assure you, it is unintentional!
xx W.A.G. Team