Saturday, December 14, 2013

An example worth paying attention to...

I little bit Che Guevara and a dash of Robin Hood, add some Pope-ness and a pinch of Jesus, some Confucianism, Buddha-like wisdom and the power of a country, and you might end up with something like 
José Mujica, the President of Uruguay.

From everything I have heard and read this man is the most legitimate "man of the people" in power that exists.  He comes from a guerrilla background (war, it seems, is a common place for people to gain skills that someday propel them into leadership roles), but he is not a fighter for blood or revenge.  President Mujica is a warrior for change on all social fronts.  He is a prime example of actions speaking louder than words as he lives a simple and happy life while leading an entire nation of people.  He is a proponent for less waste in a world of wastefulness, living simply in a world of extravagance, and being true to who you are in a world where many people try so hard to emulate others.  He supports the education of children in his country, where education is free and computers are available for their utilization in the technology-driven world that they are growing up in.

He probably isn't what comes to mind when you think of Latin America, South America, Central America, or even the name "Uruguay."  Why not?  I think he should be.

Want to know more?  Check out this article.  He has some wonderful things to say about changes that can be made and the state of the world.

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