Watching the Democrats’ town hall on CNN felt like entering an alternate election universe, where calm prevails
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From the article: "Being president is not just about winning, as Trump has repeatedly insisted it is. It’s about maintaining both your own humanity and the humanity of those you’re serving, and that is a wrenching tension that has grayed the hair of every president since Reagan."
This is something all leaders must contend with. Leadership is not an "either/or" role. The question the rabbi asks may refer to "two pockets", but that is an obvious simplification so that the question can be answered in a few minutes. Instead, the presidency–and any leadership position– role requires many pockets with notes that remind us of the various ways we lead. The article gave a spiritual point to make, which is something leaders might overlook in the interest of serving a "bottom line" or satisfying stakeholders.
In education, this is an even more valuable point we need to remember. Our students are not just an audience or customers; they are also in need of being led, to accomplish what they might not know (or remember) what they need to accomplish.