As we move away from immaturity toward maturity (and teach our children to do the same), we shift toward the following:
- Far-sighted thinking/behaviors
- Consequential intentions
- Service toward others orientation
- Appreciation for learning (or, at least, ignorance intervention)
- Tolerance for differences (of all kinds)
- Reflective disposition
For those in positions of influence and leadership the latter list, on steroids, is most helpful. It's the surest way to make a meaningful mark and leave a lasting legacy.
What we do matters. What we leave matters more.