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No Good People Joining Politics...?: AR's Reply

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Hi Umesh,

Beautifully explained ! I agree with you.


Arindam Roy

-----Original Message-----
From: Umesh Tiwari <Umesh.Tiwari@worldnet.att.net>
To: debate@indiapolicy.org <debate@indiapolicy.org>
Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: No Good People Joining Politics...?

>Hi Arindam,
>It is certainly okay for IPI or any such organization to bring people of
>common interest together, all of whom should be considered good people
>without any discrimination until someone has proven to be otherwise by
>his/her own actions.
>In fact it is rather dangerous to create some definition of good people,
>or leaders. Natural leaders are the leaders you naturally know when you
>find them around. One, although very very limited example of it would
>be, say ,when you watch a group discussion organized for the purpose of
>selecting a natural leader (for the limited purpose for a job
>recruitment) among equally qualified, and knowledgeable people sitting
>around a table. The recruitment managers just know within a matter of
>less then an hour as to who can naturally command a leadership position
>while everyone else would be willing to accept the position of following
>the leader.
>But in my arguments, I did not mean to limit leadership with this kind
>of definition. A leader, in my mind, would be someone, who tries to do
>the right things, lives life within his society in such a way that
>his/her own example becomes inspiration for others, and he/she also
>sincerely believes in molding public opinions about the things that
>ought to be changed in the society, he/she does not hesitate to take
>firm stand on what is right and wrong while staying calm and civilized.
>That he/she gives a real sense of hope to others around, no matter what
>happens. The list goes on. I have my wish list, you have yours, a leader
>would be the one who can take both you and I along to follow him/her.
>That is tough, but nobody said it was an easy task.
>Television and media may create celebrities, it may help people form
>opinions about someone, good or bad, but the natural leaders create
>their leadership position themselves by investing their unique way of
>life in it. A natural leader doesn't have to be the prime minister, or
>the president, but wherever he/she is, he/she inspires a lot of people
>around to follow him or his example to do the things his way, or
>interpret facts about life his/her way. That's how I think we have
>traveled thus far in our journey of civilization.
>Thank You.
>This is the National Debate on System Reform.       debate@indiapolicy.org
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This is the National Debate on System Reform.       debate@indiapolicy.org
Rules, Procedures, Archives:            http://www.indiapolicy.org/debate/