Everybody wants to be the drum major Every…

Everybody wants to be the drum-major. Every daydream has its author as hero. As Carl Sandburg once put it, “We want to play Hamlet”. Alfred Adler, one of the fathers of modern psychiatry, names this as the dominant impulse in human behavior–the desire for recognition–which he said is stronger than even the sex impulse which Freud put first. From children to adults, everybody wants to be first, get the blue ribbon, hear the applause, win the game and receive the honors. But Jesus cut directly across the grain! He said, blessed are the poor in spirit, and if you want to be first–be last, if want to be exalted–humble yourself. This is Just-a-Minute

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