Osama Bin Laden: A True Leader

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What comes to mind when you hear the word leader? Is it someone who is accommodating or brave? Are they inspiring? Or do they lead the way? According to Webster’s dictionary, a leader is someone who has commanding authority or influence. In today’s society some of our top leaders include; Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey. But did you know that some of the world’s most influential leaders include; Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler?
On two opposite sides of the spectrum, we have Mohandas Gandhi and Osama Bin Laden. Even though each existed in a different time period, they became two of the world’s most well-known leaders. While one was remembered for the remarkable things he has accomplished, the other is remembered for
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Shortly after, negotiations between the British, the Congress Party, and the Muslim League began over the dispute of Indian home rule. Britain would grant India its independence but made it clear that the country would be split into two dominions. Gandhi did not like the idea of splitting India this way, but eventually agreed; hoping this new independence would aid in internal peace for Hindus and Muslims. But, just as he had feared, massive riots broke out. Gandhi pushed for the Hindus and Muslims to live peacefully together which would result in the undertaking of a hunger strike. The strike would continue until the riots would come to a halt in Calcutta. Just a few months later, Gandhi would carry out his last fast in the efforts to bring about peace in the city of Delhi. On January 30th, 1948, twelve days after the fast ended, Mohandas Gandhi would be shot to death on his way to an evening prayer session. The very next day, about one million of Gandhi’s followers would follow his…show more content…
Each led in a way that was commanding and influential. And both were very brave for standing up for what they believed in. While one is remembered for the great amount of peace he brought to the world, the other is remember for the massive amount of distress he placed on our country as well as many others. But, each proved to be strong leaders in our society. The legacy they have left behind continues to shape the way our world operates today. I will leave you with this, “Leadership is not a position or a title, it is an action and an example.” There is a leader somewhere in all of us. But who will have the courage to take the action in becoming our next
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