Great leaders are important but are nothing without the many seen and unseen people and acts that support them
I started drafting this article last week and was mulling over the poem The Builder by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It reads:
All are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with ornaments of rhyme.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline 'Beyond a Founders' Memorial, build a monument to the people'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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