Are we all partially responsible for authoritarianism? Should we assume that those who lead have our best interests at heart and follow without ever questioning? I think not.
It becomes very important that we question and keep our leaders accountable.
It is without doubt that our leaders should be responsible for their actions. In fact, the responsibility that has been bestowed upon them is great and they should recognise it as such. As the old saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
If we are a leader of any kind, it is super important we are mindful that we don’t use our power as a weapon. It is important that there is an understanding that words can be weapons.
Using words and actions with a view that we might create hysteria in others is a weapon.
Words and actions can be weaponised through disallowing questions; or disallowing an open, honest conversation on a particular topic. They might be weaponised through calling people selfish or other not so nice things; and not allowing a person to be their true and authentic self or follow their intuition.
Utilising power with a view to divide and conquer is a weapon. Segregation with a view to divide and conquer is a weapon. To take away freedoms and suggest it is for the good of the other person is a weapon.
To teach a person to be the bigger person can be weaponised. This is especially true when a child is taught to always be the bigger person, which in adulthood can lead to a lack of self-worth and people pleasing.
The intention behind everything has relevance and importance.
Weaponising words and actions is not okay… let’s stop pretending it is. It’s time for us to stop enabling this behaviour as a collective; and consciously take action to create a shift in the world as we currently know it.
I have come to this realisation that toxic behaviour can be dressed up and made to look good. They can be made to look like they are for the highest good of all; when in fact the words that have been spoken, or the actions taken serve to create or maintain control.
At the end of the day, we are all responsible for ensuring that we are not slaves to the system; that our freedoms are respected and that we create balance, stability, hope, equality, and freedom – not just for right now, but for generations to come.
We all have a responsibility to draw the line and say no to authoritarianism.
This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.
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