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"Reflecting on Leadership and Reality: The Courage to Hold a Mirror Up to Society"


Leadership by holding up a mirror to society

Last night, I had the privilege of attending Youp van't Hek's farewell show, and what a profound experience it was! Youp has always been more than just a comedian to me, and to many of us; he has been a mirror reflecting the nuanced absurdities of society and a beacon of truth in the chaos that often surrounds us.

Through his sharp wit and fearless commentary, Youp has led us on a journey of introspection and laughter, challenging us to see the world through a lens that cuts through pretense and reaches the heart of human folly. His ability to dissect complex societal issues with humor and heart has not only entertained but also enlightened.


In a certain way, he leaves me with many questions: What else would he want to say? What has he never said that he would have wanted to say? What hold him back? Where did even he draw the line? Why there? I feel there is still so much to learn and gain from this master.


As Youp takes his final bow in "De Laatste Ronde" (The final round), I am reminded of the power of leadership that comes not from authority, but from the courage to hold a mirror up to society. His legacy of guidance through humor will be dearly missed. I will miss him, and make a deep, very deep bow.


Thank you, Youp, for leading, enlightening, and entertaining me through the years. Your voice has been a guiding light in navigating the beautiful chaos of human existence. Thank You. 🌟

A big thank you to Miss Efficiency for the kind invite.

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