Council: (n) a body of persons specially designated to act in an advisory or legislative capacity
Sarah was voted to be a member of the council. She felt honored, even though it was a rather quick process. She was nominated, seconded and voted in before she had much of a chance to either object or assent.
On the way home from the meeting, she asked herself, “I wonder why they wanted me on the council?”
Sarah had to admit that she was sometimes guilty of over-thinking, but found that to be more virtuous than underthinking, or worse, being thoughtless.
Sarah decided there were only three possibilities why she was selected to be on the council:
- No one else really wanted to do it and they thought she might agree to be the pigeon.
- She would go to the council meetings, not make waves, not embarrass anybody from the hometown and just vote with the blowing of the wind.
- Or they might have thought that Sarah was an aggressive go-getter who would represent their causes and sentiments well, and argue, if necessary, to see change.
As Sarah drove home, she giggled. She realized that’s why very little gets done in business, religion or politics. The people who are voted onto councils, gathered for a congress or placed in the boardroom either were not quick enough to escape, so timid that it was assumed they wouldn’t mess with anything, or hot-heads that the community at large wanted to chase away—so they sent them in a new direction.
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