Good people do not want to be in charge of others. Politicians can only exist by causing harm to innocent people, stealing from one group to give to another, and regulating one group to help another. Good people recognize that no one has the authority to control the peaceful actions of others. So I don’t think I’d be a good politician.
A politician is supposed to be a people’s leader. A leader of others must first understand what is best for the people. Is a politician aware of what is best for others? Is he aware of what is best for himself?
When I ask myself these two questions, the honest answer is no. The truth is that I have no idea what is truly beneficial to anyone else. I sometimes wonder what is truly good for me. If I had known, I would not have been a victim of circumstances and people as I am now.
The point is that no one knows what is best for another person, and one must be honest enough to admit as much. I believe that most politicians do not understand what is best for others. They only preach what their political parties preach. As a result, they impose their viewpoints and power on ordinary citizens. Some people accept what has been forced upon them, while others do not. So in effect, politicians will always have supporters as well as opposers.
If politicians truly understood what is best for the people and worked for it, the world we live in would be a better place. Anyone with a rational mind can see that the opposite is true. The world is in disarray. Discontent, disorder, and sometimes riots and wars are the result in almost every country where politicians try so hard to help the country. One group of politicians insists on one thing, while another group insists on the polar opposite. So, where is the good they frequently claim to know?
They frequently quarrel and bicker among themselves, inciting their supporters to violence. Will squabbling and bickering result in positive outcomes? It does not appear to be possible.
The whole world now is run by politicians who do not what is good for the world. Most of them are only interested in keeping their positions of power. So they tell lies and manipulate things for their own benefit. Anyone who tells lies and manipulates things is not what I would call a trustworthy or respectable person. Certainly, I would not like to be one of them.
Not all politicians work in the areas I mentioned. The truly honest ones, on the other hand, are few and far between. Furthermore, these do not appear to have a long shelf life in the hostile world of politics, where cunning triumphs. Politics, as they say, is a dirty game.
As a result, I would not want to be a politician. It is more important for me to discover what it means to be a truly honest person and, as a result, to understand what is wrong with this crazy world and, as a result, to be able to do something about it. Until then, I would not be dishonest enough to believe that being a politician will help my fellow men and women.