After the recent mumbai terror attacks, one of the suggestions that has emerged due to the blame game being played by the public & the political leaders is to choose the right leader.
But the dilemma is how to choose the right leader when there is none? What we lack as a nation is a leader who strikes chords with the masses but there is none. We need a leader who inspires the trust & transparency & justice & action (someone like Obama) but, in India, there is none. And if there is any, he is already suppressed & tied up by the bloody politics. Young generation is already detaching away from the politics (come on, in a class of 60 management students no one stands up to become a political leader, even me.)
Piyul Mukherjee of The Proact Blog writes ” It is time for all of us to BECOME THE LEADERS WE SEEK….” and she discusses about this now defunct ‘Lead India’ media campaign which gave us a list of few more names but no leader to whom we can look up to. To make one true leader is one aspect, but to make thousands courageous & true followers is another humongous task.
We can have a leader but can we become the courageous followers?
Coming back to the previous question, searching for the right leader when there is none is troublesome, I still remember last time I went to vote. I researched my candidate well, took opinion of old and young only to find out that not only the “Candidate” & “Party” that I voted to has lost, but many criminal charges has been framed by the winning party against the candidate I voted to (subsequently my chosen leader went underground for months.)
It has been established, It is better to become the system than to break it.
Hence, question remains insoluble.