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Susan Caine assumes her readers have bought into the idea that we should all aspire to leadership. For the most part, I think she’s right. It’s something most, if not all people believe when they’re children. Kids are told that they can do anything. But when we give them examples, we always say something like “president,” or “astronaut.” Even so, most of realize in adolescence whether we’re really meant to be leaders. I realized in high school that I didn’t want to lead. I didn’t want to be responsible for the trajectory of other people’s lives. I knew that I wanted to contribute, but not be the one making the big decisions. Still, even after we grow up, most people assume that leadership is what we should all be aspiring to. After reading Susan Caine’s article, I felt like I had been validated. Finally, someone is trying to get people to know that it’s okay not to be a “leader.” Caine wants us to know that following our passions,
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