In my view a progressive society maintains a ratio of leaders and followers with a regular supply. It’s a balance! Not very different from the animal kingdom. All of us are a continum of human race . Hence there is no shame in being a follower and no pride in being a leader. This statement is for those who are excessively ashamed or proud of themselves, and it’s certainly not an excuse to be lousy. 

As the human race meanders through the canvas of time, it’s course is determined primarily by it’s core beliefs.