posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 07:03 PM
The above poem, "Anyway" was written by Kent Keith in 1968 when he was a sophomore at Harvard College. He was nineteen years old. The thoughts
were a part of a booklet he wrote while still a high school student at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu. The booklet was entitled "The Silent
The political environment in the sixities was very turbulant. Student activists were staging sit-ins, taking over buildings "liberating" buildings;
people were throwing rocks at one another, and engaging in shouting down their opponents.
Keith learned that although these students wanted to make a change, they didn't really know how to work through the system to accomplish this. They
tended to give up quickly when faced with difficulty, or failure.
"I saw a lot of idealistic young people go out into the world to do what they thought was right, and good, and true, only to come back a short time
later, discouraged, or embittered, because they got negative feedback, or nobody appreciated them, or they failed to get the results they had hoped
His thoughts on leading:
"If you don't care, you're not going to help anyone. So unless you have a deep feeling for the welfare of the people you are supposed to lead,
please, stop leading."
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH......Truth from the mouths of Babes.