Lead, follow, or get out of the way. In life there are 3 types of people: leaders, followers, and those who just sit on the sidelines and do neither. A leader will take charge of any situation, looking out for everyone in the group and making the important decisions. A follower will go along, and they need someone to explain what to do and how to achieve the goals of the group but never really taking responsibility or thinking for themselves. Someone who sits on the sidelines will never be in charge or follow those who are. Instead these individuals sit passively by and let life go on around them without truly taking part. Life is meant to be lived, enjoyed, conquered. If you are not going to participate, either by leading or by following those who do, then the best thing you can do is get out of the way so that you are not trampled. You should not prevent others from reaching their goals or stand in their way if you have taken yourself out of the race.