Kenzie on “What is a Leader?”

This morning, Kenzie and I had a conversation about what it means to be a good leader. Here’s the transcript.


BK: What is a leader?
Kenz: A leader is someone who makes the world a better place.

BK: Do you know any leaders?
Kenz: Yes. The line leader at school.

BK: How do they make the world a better place?
Kenz: By being fair. The caboose is also fair. What if someone was last every single day? They make it fair by not being last every single day—because then they would feel sad.

BK: Would you like to be a leader? What kind?
Kenz: I’m already a leader. I’m line leader some days. I like choosing the kind of bubble we put in our mouths (to be quiet). I usually choose what holiday is coming up. Right now I would choose a Valentine’s Day bubble.


BK: Do you know any other leaders?
Kenz: Donald Trump.

BK: What is he leader of?
Kenz: The country.

BK: Tell me about what Donald Trump needs to do as a leader. <Pause> Or should I ask what SHOULD he do?
Kenz: Yeah, what SHOULD he do. He should make the world safe.

BK: How?
Kenz: By trying things out and seeing if they’re safe. By cutting trees down if they’re about to fall on someone’s house.

BK: Do your stuffies (stuffed animals) have a leader?
Kenz: Yep. Their leader is Twilight Sparkle because she has magic. Their other leader is Berry because she is bigger than Twilight but they work together because Berry doesn’t have any magic but Twilight does. But Berry’s the biggest.

BK: Are Berry and Twilight fair to the other?
Kenz: Uh huh.


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