Our readers wrote letters throughout 198 7 expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters. We appreciate their taking the time to share their viewpoints and look forward to hearing from you in 1988.
While I agree with the premise that all are not created equal in energies, gifts and talents, and that those who are gifted to lead should be encouraged to do so, the issue that must be addressed is how those with such attributes can be can be encouraged to give back to the world in a caring, compassionate sense.
Few on the current leadership scene seem to view their role as one to improve the circumstances of those less fortunate. The problem does not stem from a lack of education, rather a lack of vision into the purpose and goals of the leadership role.
There is a great deal of hope in our young people. I work with a dedicated group of high school students determined to make a difference in the loss of teen-age lives due to substance abuse. It is encouraging in the light of current events to know that the future will be in the hands of those who care about others.