Feb 26, 2009

Why not politics?

I've been asked why is it that I don't just venture into politics? I have the family background, I am somewhat outspoken (half the time I don't remember what I said anyways.. :P) and the fact that I have a lot of visionary ideas marks me as a person who is destined for a political spot.

With full truth and honesty I don't see this as my purpose in life. Yes I would love to be influential but in the medium of my choosing and that would be writing. That has always been a passion. I never doubted for a minute that I could one day write that life transforming book and send people to greater heights when achieving their hopes and dreams. It would be colourful I can imagine.

But coming back to politics, I have committed to live an ethical life, stick to my principles of honour and justice and not be subjugated to corruption. In the grand scheme of life I prefer a life that is harmonious and peaceful. There are more important things to think about than having to think about having tea with the Prime Minister. I'm not trying to downplay the importance of politics. I'd rather be in direct contribution than someone who is at the podium talking a lot of malarky and not living up to my promise as a leader.

There are more than one ways to demonstrate one's leadership capabilities and I know that for a fact because I am in the presence of greatness and honoured and privilleged to be a part of their journey for 80+ days more.

Now that's something worth being a leader for.

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