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When a man comes to himself

Photo Source:  Becoming a Man   "This collection follows the epic ordeals of boys and girls living around the world. Each must face a grueling and impressive challenge in order to make the difficult passage to adulthood.  During each ordeal they must prove their intelligence, courage and maturity. Success will mean a new status and responsibilities within each community - but success isn't guaranteed. If they fail, they will remain children, until the next challenge."

Photo Source: Becoming a Man

"This collection follows the epic ordeals of boys and girls living around the world. Each must face a grueling and impressive challenge in order to make the difficult passage to adulthood.

During each ordeal they must prove their intelligence, courage and maturity. Success will mean a new status and responsibilities within each community - but success isn't guaranteed. If they fail, they will remain children, until the next challenge."

One of the best leadership speeches I have ever read is a speech of John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, a global investment funds. He uses this quote below of President Woodrow Wilson to explain his interpretation of becoming a man. Especially the second part "In discovering your own place...with eyes that see, ..." attracts me the most.  

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“It is in real truth that common life of mutual helpfulness, stimulation, and contest which gives leave and opportunity to the individual life makes coming to yourself possible, makes it full and complete…In discovering your own place and force, if you seek intelligently and with eyes that see, you find more than ease of spirit and scope for your mind. You find yourself, as if mists had cleared away about you and you know at last your neighborhood among men and tasks.”
— Woodrow Wilson

Curious to read the full speech of John Bogle. Read it all here "When a man comes to himself" and let me know if you enjoyed the speech of John Bogle too.

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