One of my favorite actresses is Helen Mirren.  I remember first noticing her in the sequel to 2001: a Space Odessy. This was 2010: the Year We Make Contact.  The movie also starred the late Roy Scheider.  Helen was the Russian Cosmonaut who was the rocketship’s captain.

Helen also won an academy award last year for her performance in The Queen, which I just saw last night on BBC America.  I missed it in the movies.  It is a study of Queen Elizabeth II after the car crash death of Diana Princess of Wales back in 1997.  She was also the queen in The Madness of  King George and played the British police detective Jane Tennison in the British Prime Suspect series which I avidly watched on PBS.  This was my favorite role.  I’m looking forward to seeing her in Red, as a former CIA agent.

What I noticed about her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II was the difference between the possible real queen and the perception of her.  She preferred to be quite private but in the end did come out to the public for the funeral of Diana.  She cared very much what her people thought of her.

While it is none of my business what others think of me, it only matters what I think of myself, there still appears to be some responsibility to the feelings of others in how I react to events or people.  It must be thoughtful and for the greater good, unless the greater good is not legal, ethical, or compromises my integrity.  The Queen prompted by the Prime Minister went against her own wishes and feelings but perhaps averted a huge backlash against the monarchy and the institution of the monarchy.

I felt sorry for her dilemma but also remembered being enamored by Princess Diana and felt she had been shafted.  I won’t know the real facts or if anyone was at fault.  The press can spin anything and generally does.  But I can make sure I do the right thing to the best of my ability and, thereby, keep my integrity as a leader.

Wishing we all do the right thing,

Wendy Weber, the Singing Network Marketer

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