A Tale of Two Guests
The absence of Meghan Markle and the participation of Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at the coronation of Charles III speaks volumes about cultural values
Some say that there's no place for royalty in the world any more. That's not necessarily true.
What separates humans from animals is our potential to learn, improve, aspire, and choose to contribute to creating a better world.
By connecting with our inner nobility, we can all become kings and queens, princes and princesses.
It's not about power over others. It's about mastery over ourselves.
It's not about pomp and circumstance. It's about acquiring a regal demeanour that projects respect for ourselves and for others.
As Kipling wrote:
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
When we commit ourselves to serving the best interests of others even when it's uncomfortable or inconvenient, then we demonstrate the true nobility of being fully human.
Thank you, Dennis Pitocco for allowing me to share my thoughts on your noble platform.