"I always remember the axiom: a leader...is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind." - Nelson Mandela
I'm not sure I've ever heard a more true statement. It kind of alludes to the fact that we are all puppets to a higher force. This force can be political, social, or even spiritual. In every action you make you have been influenced in some matter by someone else to make this decision.