Character Analysis Of Alex Matz In The Other Wes Moore

1114 Words 4 Pages
Everyone has that one person that they think of when someone asks them who they think a leader is. For me, the person that instantly came to mind was a now junior at my high school named Alex Matz. He referred to exclusively as Matz by anyone who knows him and is one of the most inspiring and great leaders I have ever met. Matz is everything that I have ever looked up to in a leader. He is selfless, caring, disciplined, courageous, and an all around authentic guy amongst many other important qualities. Matz is a vehicle for the voices of the less fortunate and the unspoken. He passionate about everything he does and bring a ‘If its not changing someone’s life it is not worth doing’ attitude to every moment of his day. This why he was the perfect …show more content…
To him, discipline means being able to set goals for yourself and never being satisfied with falling short of these goals. In the book The Other Wes Moore, the author, Wes, eventually showed how strongly he held this ever so important trait. He never allowed himself to fail no matter what he did. He set high goals and expectations for himself and showed just exactly what discipline is. Wes, however, early on in the book lack some of the characterics commonly associated with integrity. Being an honest, truthful person and setting example of exactly why that is true is what integrity means to Matz. I think he is absolutely correct. Any leader who lacks this is not truly a leader. Being an untrustworthy leader creates untrustworthy followers; not a true united team of people like the unlit mate goal is to …show more content…
Anyone can be a leader. The most challenging part of being a leader is being courageous. To step up above the rest and take charge. Being a leader does not mean being the most popular or the best at something, its about being able to do whats right for the group as a whole. Having to lead can sometimes mean being an outsider, and stepping away from the crowd to lead a lost group into the right direction. Matz believes this to be true, as many of the above statements are actually his ideas. We can lead through the small things we do everyday. Matz will go and sit at a different table at lunch everyday to make sure that everyone in the school can feel included and united together. He tries to not allow any voice to go unspoken, he treats everyone as an equal and as if they were his best friend. He has truly embodied the idea of leadership through his simple everyday actions. He is an inspiration for others and brings ideas of greatness for others and fills them with faith in themselves and their abilities. He is courageous, charismatic, loyal, vivacious, and above all else, a great person. I respect him as a person and a leader just about more than anyone else, and he 's done all this through simple, powerful, everyday actions. We discussed that in class that a leader doesn 't have to have the title of a leader associated with them to be a leader. Even though Matz now has the title with his name, he

Related Documents