Great leaders’ contributions are not always found in the answers they give. Their most important insights may be framing the essential questions to be asked.
In this respect Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) provided us a thoughtful legacy. One of her enduring queries was:
“Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?”
Practicality, dealing with present circumstances, dominates most of America’s economically focused society. The future, well that’s for others to manage. Her question challenges each of us to consider not merely what we do today, but also how our priorities will be viewed 25 years from now. Or in credit union terminology, what are we “paying forward” for future members?