A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 284, Thursday
October 11th, 2018
Chapter Four: Sister
He was always a conformist at heart. That was the secret to his success in leadership, though he did not know it.
Leaders conform to the expectations of their followers, they are shaped by them, it is why they are trusted.
From his youth in the rebellion, his the years of resistance pursuing his quest for justice; he was obedient, a follower, not always of people, but to the multitudes and his ideals.
He had been the unparalleled leader. His commitment to deliver what the people desired and expected of him, what they expected of the Empire, of the faith, it drove people to him
He was a follower of ideals. He did not give the people a voice, he was their voice. When he spoke from the heart, it resonated in theirs, because their feelings and desires were one and the same.
In relation to his principles he was relentless, unquestioning. His ideals were like pillars made of diamond, as clear as daylight, and as solid as foundation of a world.
He never wavered, and that is why he succeeded when he was returned to life, when ended his rebellion and went into the service of the Empire.
The role he played was different, it was different on an order of magnitude, but he followed it with the same simple conviction.
He believed in his heart that the fate of the people, of trillions of people rested on the proper function of government, and that peace and prosperity would follow if each and every person obeyed.
Then he met a woman, and he fell in love.
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