Neculai Fantanaru

Everything Depends On The Leader

The Fascinating Part Behind Leadership

On March 12, 2020
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Leadership XS-Analytics by Neculai Fantanaru

The content of spiritual life is a peak of the artist’s coming of age creation.

I often walk through the Palas bookstore. I browse books from different fields. I prefer fiction. And fiction does not need secret expressions and codes to at least earn the merit of being browsed, or even deepened by those whose curiosity is quite high. I learned one important thing, often ignored by many writers. The beauty of a book is not in the secret language, as is the case with the Da Vinci code, or the esoteric methods of Kabbalistic information, in fact the artistic language is the beginning of a creation that must be outlined as a lesson in maturity. It teaches you to be more lucid, more open-minded. Better. Wiser.

When I was a student, I read Prus’ “Pharaoh”, then Mika Waltari’s “The Egyptian”, then Wilbur Smith’s “The Magician”. Especially books about ancient Egypt, such as those written by Gerald Massadie. But I also reread “Ulysses” by James Joyce and “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco. I felt like a pharaoh from an Egypt found in another phase of evolution, permanently at altitude in terms of the way the world works, then I was under the magic of an adorable cliché: “god-God” that still makes me to feel connected to the nature of space-time content. At one point I was a slave who became king. However, I got stuck at a certain point, namely when the Pharaoh becomes the slave of a magic that is visible only in terms of a “game of confusion”.

I learned one thing. In vain did you understand the secret language, so secret that many do not even realize it if they read the Bible 100 times. What really matters is the triumph of the final lesson, or the conclusion. More than anything, the story matters. Its depth. Its simplicity full of depth. Its relevance. The fantastic. Morality. In the face of such language, due to its hidden effects, from symbolism to craft, it is possible that reading acquires the sense of image autonomy and mutual relationship between it and the referent, the image being the enlarged version of your Ego, while the referent is the projection of your Ego into a new reality.

Leadership: How fascinating is the prospect of looking at life experiences in terms of the suggestive capacity of artistic creation to convert the latencies of worldview into the scene of a character writing his own novel?

When I read John Fowles, or Victor Hugo, or Alexandre Dumas, I identified with the main character, I experienced the same emotions full of tenderness, I felt the same pain or joy as his. Mystery. Love. Teaching. Challenge. At other times I felt that I was touching things I knew I would leave, but which I would never forget. Because they remained there, pleasing to my soul, deeply imprinted in my conscience, and because my soul likes, loves, admires their depth immensely.

So here is the secret of beautiful writing, of fiction full of simplicity: to know how to incite the reader, not to try to bring him back to the center of an interpretive issue. The path the character traverses, which you can know from the back of a solemn temple, is more important than any secret writing. For secret writing lacks emotion, it often lacks storytelling. And the story is everything. Or at least, the life behind the story is what really matters.

Life beats film, beats any story, because life is the transposition of a story into a film in which the viewer believes himself to be the main character, in order to personalize the main character as he pleases. This is also magic, a way of delighting the sight to which many a times something seems to be one thing, and other times it seems futile.

Leadership: Is the perspective with which you look at your fascinating life experience left to your ability to convert your latencies of expressiveness into a creation that unfolds horizontally?

Be the story you read about others. Be the writer who writes the story. Be the writing without which the story could not exist. Learn to be yourself, learning from the lives of others how to be a story. That’s all. A creation that unfolds horizontally is the straight path you follow, evolving from the confessions of a fictional character, to understanding the way of living a life that surpasses the story.

The latencies of expressiveness are given by the power of your soul to connect to everything that means “unique and accidental event”, by the mastery of the art of probing more deeply the various psychologies, so that the radius of creation that measures the representation as such of the final masterpiece acquires the characteristic of wisdom. Let us not forget the definition given by someone on the internet, “expressiveness is the linguistic representation of imagination and affectivity”.

That is my only wisdom. That’s all I learned from all the good books. And I’m glad I read and experienced only the excellent ones. And I am glad that I understood the wisdom, so seldom acquired only by reading and writing, by the fact that I knew how to distinguish between quality and kitsch, between a plea for the natural and a compilation of incisive visions.

And due to the fact that everything I read that was good could be contained in a single book, such as “Duma Key” by Stephen King, as an explanation for the writing creation, I feel obliged to consider myself the main measure of evaluation, judgment and appreciation of some findings with which one can understand the “cognitive surplus” element in philosophy. The wise man is the content of the book he has in his soul, following his advice as a look at his own writings.

Leadership, in the vision of a writer, represents a step in the spiritual ascent of the world recognized by gaining a new understanding of knowledge that starts from the experience of life (condensed in a format of expressiveness) and continues with the story of a story character who raises life at the level of the masterpiece of creation.

The Fascinating Part Behind Leadership is the aspiration of your creation to express itself in one word, “STORY”, related to the following lesson of maturity: you cannot be the guardian of high wisdom until you imitate the best character in the book that concerns you in a special way.

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