Politicians

huge.101.506328Politicians are, almost by definition, egocentric. This has nothing to do with party affiliation or agenda. Vision and strength of character are a rare combination–but not unheard of. The best we can hope for is that the leaders we choose will have equally strong consciences, will recognize their narcissistic bent, and surround themselves with counselors who tell them the truth, especially when it’s a truth they don’t want to hear.

When few or none do, we all pay the price.

Think, pray, vote.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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11 Responses to Politicians

  1. revruss1220 says:

    Agree. And yet I am also forced to acknowledge – speaking as a pastor myself – that the same thing can probably be said about pastors. There is always some degree of ego involved in daring to speak on God’s behalf. And sometimes – left unchecked and un-humbled – it can take over.

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  2. Ann Coleman says:

    Good point, Mitch!

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  3. toutparmoi says:

    So true. The mark of a great leader (or even a good manager) is that they’ll keep with them people prepared to tell them what they don’t want to hear. Sadly, most prefer flattery.

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  4. I think all politicians should have to undergo psychological evaluation and be screened for megalomania and such before they can even get on the ballot.

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