PIG PEN-Dusty and dirty, Pig Pen storms into the scenes like a tornado and leaves a boatload of dirt behind. He tries to care but he just can’t. He’s not trying to be dirty. He’s not trying to hurt anyone. He’s not trying to offend anyone. It’s who he is and he makes no apologies for it-not because he’s selfish or doesn’t care; it’s just that he recognizes there’s nothing he can do about it so why should he apologize for what he can’t control. He’s cool about who he is. He takes this inherent frailty in stride and it is his acceptance of himself that makes it easier for everyone else to accept him too. My favorite strip with Pig Pen was when Peppermint Patty fell in love with him-proving that even a boy as dirty and dusty as Pig Pen can find love.
Lesson Number 4-LEADERS ACCEPT THEIR FRAILTIES AND GAIN STRENGTH FROM THEM
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