LEADERSHIP OR PERSONAL ASCENDANCY
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The process of evolution has established a probability that a man will find himself at home in the world into which he comes, and prepared to share in its activities. In the human mind, during its expanding period, the excess of life takes the form of a reaching out beyond all present and familiar things after an unknown good. The imagination is a sort of clearing-house through which great forces operate by convenient symbols and with a minimum of trouble. A man whose rising makes people think of going to dinner is not distinctively a great orator, even though his speeches are an immortal contribution to literature. A correct intuition on the part of mankind in the choice of their leaders is the only guaranty of the effectual organization of life in any or every sphere; and in the long run and on a large scale this correctness seems to exist.