Leading with Wise Counsel

Leading with Wise Counsel

By: Prabowo Subianto, excerpted from “National Transformation Strategy: Towards a Golden Indonesia 2045,” pages 227-228, fourth softcover edition.

At the Garudayaksa Academy, and wherever I have the opportunity to share, whenever I meet new students, I am rejuvenated with new spirit and hope. I see that the people’s hope for a better future rests on the shoulders of those striving to learn and share with me.

This hope also rests on you, the readers of this book, who have diligently studied the data and figures presented, understanding the significance of spreading the knowledge contained within these pages to family, friends, and the wider community.

If, in reading this book, you’ve gained valuable lessons, remember the warrior’s philosophy: the knowledge a warrior possesses must be used to defend the weak, those who cannot defend themselves. You must come down from the mountains, step out of the ivory tower. You must have the courage to lead the people. Lead with knowledge. Lead with wise counsel. For you are among the best and the brightest brains of the country.

Seek out those whose hearts beat with the colors of the flag, who uphold Pancasila, who cherish an honorable Indonesia, an Indonesia that stands on its own feet. Awaken new champions willing to defend the poor and the weak.