from November )
from the book World
Diplomacy (2nd. ed.)
2: Leaders consider the needs of people and of the
order to have a vision, diplomats must see the global
needs. Some think that vision is an idealistic hallucination,
but it is not. Vision is seeing clearly, without prejudice
nor selfish interest, the needs of life and the goal
is practical and scientific. First, diplomats must
serve goals which describe the quality of life needed
to create the necessary conditions for survival and
for the fulfillment of human potential. There are definite
qualities upon which humanity can agree and has agreed
as witnessed in various international declarations
of basic rights and agreements on environmental protection.
of the goals of life are only the beginning of vision.
Responsible people of vision do not stop at these statements
of principle. They also see the necessary steps needed
to attain these universal goals and then create action
plans to help all people achieve them.
diplomats who work for a better future, all policies
and decisions pertaining to the use of resources are
motivated by the needs of humanity and of the environment
so that humanity's stated goals may be realized without
regard to politics, religion, nationality, ethnicity
or race. Such diplomats serve the common good.
ed.), Chapter IV "Leadership"