The Measure of a Man
The measure of a man.
While I am familiar with the phrase, I hadn’t given it much thought until my favourite uncle, Bud Branson, passed away this week of cancer. Although he lived with verve and joy until the very end, it still seems his life was cut far too short and many are left to mourn his loss.
While thinking about my Uncle Bud, it occurred to me, that the measure of a man is ultimately determined by those who are left to mourn.
I’m rethinking that African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child”. After last week, I think it may need to be reworded as, “It takes a child to raise a village”.
Of course the youth I met last week weren’t exactly children. They were leaders from Mayors’ Youth Councils and high schools across Niagara who were brought together to take part in “Talk, Teach, Take Action”, a symposium for young leaders organized by the Business and Education Council.
The unique forum was designed to connect youth leaders in Niagara with local elected officials.