Lessons from politics

One popular politician in my state was contesting for a position in power. He had many fair weather sycophants and followers who were supporting him for his money’s sake. During the elections, he made a political move that they generally considered wrong, and to worsen the situation, he went on to make statements that suggested arrogance and subtle rubbing of shoulders with God. That didn’t sit so well with the masses. Many religious bigots began to attack him. Why should he speak so highly of himself as though he were a god? It was obvious that he wasn’t going to make it. He was widely condemned and spat upon. Long story short, he lost the elections.

Luckily for him, that wasn’t to be the end of his political journey, he was appointed into another political office. I’m sure you can already predict what happened next.
Suddenly, everyone was hailing him again. I couldn’t tell between his supporters and haters anymore. Those who had written all manner of things about him on the pages of newspapers and other social media handles were suddenly singing his praise. I was surprised. How could they have had such short term memories? How did this appointment effortlessly erase his errors? Suddenly nobody was saying anything about his shortfalls. Reason is simple, they were all expecting to tap from his wealth some way or another.

Now I sit and imagine. What if a person like that loses his job or wealth? Won’t he be a dead man like that? I’m sure his friends will desert him. Family will hate him. And he’ll definitely lose his numerous supporters and sycophantic benefactors. Despair and oblivion won’t be far cry. He’ll be neckdeep.
While I hope he is wise enough to read between the lines, I would love you to look closely at your life too. I’m sure you’ll be able to relate with this story someway and advice yourself accordingly. It’s no lie, success has many friends.

8 thoughts on “Lessons from politics

  • August 25, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Very true. People hate failure. Naturally not supportive of it. But sometimes failure teaches us a lesson. It opens our eyes to all the shams n different shades of fakery in our lives.

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    • August 28, 2019 at 12:30 am
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      I tell you. No truer words spoken

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  • August 25, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    People are only interested in your results in the end…

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    • August 28, 2019 at 12:30 am
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      True that

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    If you KNOW and BELIEVE in what you are doing, stay true to it. The world generally does not like change. Family included especially.

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    • August 28, 2019 at 12:31 am
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      Family included specially indeed.
      I just hate dogmas

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  • September 25, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    The greatest enemy of progress are the very people that know us and whom also we know- our family members, our friends, our faith brethren, our colleagues, name them. But never get deterred, just dare it, do it? After all, the world admires a stern determined doer!

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    • September 25, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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      I agree with you strongly.
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