Here's my citizen contribution for the fourth.., I bitch about politics quite often, as many people do, but still, I know I am extremely fortunate! Gratitude keeps me humble (usually)!
“As a leader... I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a con-sensus of what I heard in the discussion. I always remember the axiom: a leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”~ Nelson Mandela