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Sai Rajeshwari Gourishetty

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Are we too harsh on our politicians or leaders?

We expect cent percent righteous behavior of our politicians, every unsuccessful action of theirs in highlighted and if any decision of theirs backfires, we do not expect or encourage them to make it right. With elections nearing, they are left with justifying their wrongdoings (since accepting their mistakes wont help them get votes).
Can we encourage a model where leaders who have failed in some decisions or policies (which they have not done intentionally, and can be repaired) get a chance, can we change our outlook and not forget their bigger and very helpful contributions?


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    Dec 11 2013: We are nearing a time when leadership of the masses will no longer be required. Why place resposiblity in the hands of any one person for the actions and beliefs of the majority? Soon, we will govern our lands in a more effective manner. The primative instinct for hierarchy only leads to inequality.

    Politicians and leaders are born from the power of the masses to raise a voice through our collective thoughts on issues that concern us. The voice of the people is not a job or a career, its a will of the masses. Your question of severity or being "too harsh" on a person should be a cue for those that have been empowered by us to relinquish their power when the need to speak has ended.
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      Dec 11 2013: Is there a primitive instinct for hierarchy, or is there just one for power, and the subjugated only return to justify it as hierarchy after the fact?

      If it's the latter, I don't think any mass social realization is going to bring an end world leaders. The subjugated will always be just that, unless they manage to liberate themselves by force. And then it's only a matter of time... see the American Revolution.
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        Dec 12 2013: Parent = child, husband = wife, sister = brother. Are these groups after power? These groups learn to interact with each other through cooperation, competition, and respect. Do they liberate themselves from their organizational structures through force?
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          Dec 12 2013: Sometimes. Authoritarian parents might lead a teenager to run away. A distressed wife might shoot her abusive husband. Certainly those relationships aren't brought together by a lust for power, but you could pick out many relationships in society and see one person asserting their power over another.

          Now do these things start with one side seeking power? No, of course not. We do have cooperation, competition, respect, etc. But in the context of world leaders, we have the bureaucrats, dynasties, Gaddafis of the world. Will they just put themselves aside for a better system?

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