When you’re on a team you’ve got to show up for whatever the coach tells you to show up for. You’ve got to show up 100%, and you have to be enthusiastic about it. What the coach wants to teach you, you have to be eager to learn.
Teams are great for sports, and for groups of young people, who often need a coach in their lives to give them direction. However, when you’re a mature adult, teams just become an annoyance. Mature adults should form associations, not teams. (Although, a baseball team is pretty good.)
An association allows you to work with like minded people for a common goal while giving you the freedom to decide how exactly you will participate. You decide how you can and will benefit the association. You don’t need a coach to tell you what to do or what you need to know. This requires maturity, but mature people require associations, not teams.
Visionary leaders love teams, but masters form associations. Be a master.
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Is Canada in such a sorry state as Peterson says? Many would disagree. However, there is no voice equivalent to Peterson’s celebrating the current state of Canada or its leadership.
Conservatives, of course, want small government, limited spending, and personal freedom. Trudeau’s government is not supplying any of these things. Progressive Liberals want security, equity, and diversity, but Trudeau isn’t supplying these things either, although he thinks he is.
Jordan Peterson has recently published a video titled Message to the Christian Churches. It addresses the issue of raising up “real men.” Anyone who has been paying attention to the western Christian world will know that the Church has been dealing with this issue for a long time. Remember Mark Driscoll?
Right wingers will resonate with Peterson; left wingers will not. True Christianity is not trying to solve the conflict between left and right. Christ’s kingdom transcends our politics, thank God.
However, here again we see a non-Christian speaking with more influence over young men than any Christian leader. It doesn’t matter how wrong or right Peterson’s message is, it is the message being listened to by the most people.