Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
The consequence of the Bay of Pigs failure wasn’t an acceptance of Castro and his control of Cuba but, rather, a renewed determination to bring him down by stealth.
The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.
The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.