Saturday, December 30, 2006



Evidently all kinds of human activity requires a model or example to guide their work.

Strangely, according to Genesis, even God had models (in His mind, of course) when He created humans. "And God said: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:26, 27)

St. Paul admonished Timothy: "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of ["to" in Esperanto translation] the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." (1 Timothy 4:12)

A good model/example/picture (schematic) is important to make a good work. Everyone needs that kind of model, and usually we receive it from parents, grandparents, or similar adults. Our character and personality and presentability are formed by our models.

In the business world it is very helpful to an entry-level person to find a mentor who would help him by advice and example how to conduct himself in business matters.

When one takes steps to become a recruiter in the Esperanto cause, he needs to get his bearings by means of a mentor who serves the purpose, not merely with advice but also through example. In other words, the future recruiter needs a model who truly is worthy of following.

Sadly, that which he needs is also lacking. Do you know anyone who is worth following as a recruiter-model? What kind of person shows such qualities?

I searched my memories and finally decided that the model worthy of following was a kind of salesman who no longer exists, but according to my recollection and experience I will try to clearly describe that type of model. (Until then!)


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