Edward Lewellen in Leadership, Directors and Executives, HR Manager President • Transformative Thinking Mar 17, 2020 · 1 min read · 1.1K

Among the Young, Who Will Show Up as a Leader? A COVID-19 Lesson

Among the Young, Who Will Show Up as a Leader? A COVID-19 Lesson

When we're young (a relative term) we believe we are invincible. I'm talking about being in your late teens through early 30's. What a great time! The energy, the almost infinite capacity to learn quickly, the vibrant health. We take risks because we know we'll get over the consequences, probably very quickly. Financial risks, daring acts of athleticism, making poor choices in relationships, etc. are believed to be mitigated by age. There's a lot more time to be lived.

In this current world environment of COVID-19, many younger, healthy people are willing to take the risk and ignore what the governments are encouraging in social behavior. They are intentionally gathering to spite the "recommendations" of the governments. Some even calling them "Lockdown Parties".

I understand. It feels good to know that even if you catch COVID-19, the consequences will probably be minimal. They'll probably have a quick and full recovery.

The problem, though, isn't with their health. It's the health of those they come in contact with; parents, grandparents, people with compromised immune systems and others who are in at-risk groups.

Who will show up as a Leader?

Because these are the future leaders in our businesses, churches, and other organizations, they must step up. The famous line from the movie Spiderman is, "With great power comes great responsibility."

Those that are young possess great power. Their choice to practice Social Distancing has the power to either stop the spread of COVID-19, or accelerate its spread. I call on those young people who desire to be responsible and show up as a leader now, and in the future, to be a leader now, today. Do what's right for your loved ones, friends, and your fellow humans. Think beyond your own ability to survive this crisis without consequences and think about others, maybe people you don't even know, who get the virus from you and then die, or end up with life-long complications from it.

How would it make you feel if you knew that someone died because you chose your freedom to do what you want over the health and lives of the people around you, especially if that person was your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or that cousin who's about your same age, but had a compromised immune system? Imagine attending their funeral knowing that they caught the virus from you?

The disease has grown more than 5-fold in just the last seven days. Use your great power and show great responsibility and leadership.

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Lyon Brave Mar 21, 2020 · #8

I would show up as a leader, but I got the Corona Virus and am in self-quarantine ...lol.

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Jerry Fletcher Mar 20, 2020 · #7

Ed, Each generation has a defining moment. This one is defining for the entire world. That is unusual in its sweep. I believe we are yet to see the "New Normal." And so it goes.

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Lisa Vanderburg Mar 20, 2020 · #6

Very late...@Edward Lewellen, usual stuff.
An excellent observation: ' Their choice to practice Social Distancing' is most definitely something to applaud in the young'uns!

It's really incredibly invigorating to know that those who are most under the guns - with families, mortgages or even hand to mouth are willing to protect their susceptible elders.

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Cyndi wilkins Mar 18, 2020 · #5

FYI...I just saw a beautiful story of a young man home for college break...Instead of going off with friends to lie around and party on the beaches of Florida, he decided to stay home and help shop for food for the elderly in his neighborhood who cannot get out of their homes right now. That's what we're talking about here...Helping those who cannot help themselves.

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Cyndi wilkins Mar 17, 2020 · #4

#3 You know I don't believe in coincidence...All healers on deck...Let's turn this ship around;-)

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#2 @Cyndi wilkins- was it purely random that you published a post on this topic? I believe your post and this post by @Edward Lewellen complete each other as they tackle the issue from different angles.

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Cyndi wilkins Mar 17, 2020 · #2

#1 "Caring , paying attention, being responsible and considerate for others are indeed what make a leader today."

You have just divulged the spiritual message behind this existential crisis dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...Now that of our vibrations as a collective have all been activated at the same time in history it will be interesting to see what we do with this opportunity for change we have been gifted.

You make a great point here @Edward Lewellen...in that the problem with our 'youth' at this time is in their behaving irresponsibly knowing they are not the 'vulnerable' to fall desperately ill to this disease.

So all of you who, at a later time in history, will probably be referred to as the 'COVID-19' generation...The upper hand of leadership is yours here...What will you choose to create with it?

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"Think beyond your own ability to survive this crisis without consequences and think about others, maybe people you don't even know, who get the virus from you and then die, or end up with life-long complications from it". Caring , paying attention, being responsible and considerate for others are indeed what make a leader today. Thank you my friend @Edward Lewellen for expressing this so well in your post.

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