Does lineage matter?
In a way, coming from a lineage of great reputation benefits a person in terms of connection, good will, and social capital. But seems too simplistic, erroneous even, that one’s lineage alone makes a person destined to be great.
More than the lineage by name or reputation, it is more important to ask: how has the family provided safe spaces for its members to flourish and maximize their potential from generation to generation?
What I have realized in the past years ever since my wife and I got married is how lucky I am to have been part of a tight-knit family yet empowering enough for me to freely choose where I have higher chances of maximizing my potential. This is a great gift – the greatest gift even.
It is less about lineage but more about a family culture. And to borrow from Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm: a space that is forgiving enough towards mistakes but demanding enough so that a person or enterprise is challenged to be its best version.
Matthew 1:1-17. The genealogy of Jesus
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 351: DECEMBER 17, 2022]