Thursday, October 13, 2016

King Bhumibol of Thailand

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, just passed away. It's sad news.

King Bhumibol wasn't even on my radar until the last year as we've been preparing to go to Thailand and wanted to learn a little more about the country that we'd be visiting. At some point, in our YouTube meanderings, we stumbled upon the following short documentary. If you have 45 minutes to watch or listen to it, please do. 

Why do I care about King Bhumibol? Because he was an incredible example of how all leaders should be. Because he devoted his life to his people. Because he demonstrated an exemplary level of character and integrity. Because he was all things that he should have been.

Obviously, no one is perfect. There are examples of areas where he, like anyone, fell short. Thailand is not a perfect country. He wasn't able to positively influence all of the areas that needed influencing. But he did so much good. 

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