Well, I am actually too young to remember this but these people were automatically considered leaders of the small community because they were upper or middle class. Also, they were given this authority because they were “educated” and it was expected that these titled people would fit the bill.
For some in authority, they believed they had a right to lead. For others, this leadership was put upon them. The local doctor probably didn’t want to be a leader. He just wanted to tend the sick and he didn’t enter medicine to be a leader.
In retrospect we know that the title doesn’t make the leader!
Today, there are many who have the title and expect it to make them the leader they want to be but they do not look to develop themselves, and their motive is anything but serving and benefitting others.
There are many without title who are leaders, who serve others quietly and gently and lead, motivate and encourage them to be the person they were meant to be.
Which are you?
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