Thursday, December 12, 2019

Raise the Glorious Flags



On this critical Election Day in the UK, I was given this paragraph from Winston Churchill’s autobiography by Historian (and entrepreneur at Oxford’s Foundry) Judson Alphin (thank you Jud).  Oh, what I’d give for a leader like Churchill today.

Here are some thoughts on inspiring a bunch of young adults to become the best they can be; to Dream, to Move, to Dare to Risk.

Thank you Winston (and Jud).

“Come on now all you young men, all over the world. You have not an hour to lose. You must take your places in Life’s fighting line. Twenty to twenty-five! These are the years! Don’t be content with things as they are. ‘The earth is yours and the fulness thereof.’ Enter upon your inheritance, accept your responsibilities. Raise the glorious flags again, advance them upon the new enemies, who constantly gather upon the front of the human army, and have only to be assaulted to be overthrown. Don’t take No for an answer. Never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth. She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugations.”

KR