Everyone wants to be a leader. There are blogs on leadership. It’s seen by many as the ultimate in success. To have followers, whether real life followers, YouTube followers, Medium followers etc. A leader can’t be a leader without followers. Without followers they are just a person, possibly with some original ideas but that certainly is not a requirement to become a leader.
Better than being a leader is to become detached from the whole game of ‘follow the leader’; to be a real individualist who doesn’t care about the opinions of others. As soon as you’re a leader you become dependant on the opinions of your followers. You sold out your individuality in order to have followers.
By Philip Braham on .