Politics can pave way to progress. Our vote is important. We are given this right and privilege to choose the right leader who can lead us to the right path. Each of us has different bets on who will win. That is understandable. We support the candidate that we feel strongly about; a candidate who is God-fearing, honest and has a great value on a person’s dignity.
The election ended here in our country. Yet, the supporters of each candidate seem to be in a battlefield. I want to share my feelings about this situation. One can support his candidate. You can promote him, campaign for him and say good things about him. BUT a supporter, or a candidate for that matter, should not spread rumors or start a gossip about his contender. This is what I’d like to point out regarding the politics here in our country. Since the start of the campaign period until yesterday, we tend to get personal.That is unprofessional and unacceptable.
Here’s another thing, we always complain. We always point out the mistakes of a leader when he/she wins. We complain that they are not doing their job right, they do not keep their promises and they don’t extend help to the needy. We always do that, and it becomes a habit.
We always want a change in our government and in our country. Our political leaders cannot do that alone. They need us. They need the people to cooperate. I know they are not perfect. Some are corrupt but we cannot name names. Some are good and doing their best in serving our country. We must remember that WE choose our leaders. Why vote for him/her then complain the next?
If we want change to happen, we should start among ourselves. We should begin doing small, great things and pay it forward. Instead of complaining, try to cooperate and work hard. Instead of saying negative things about our leaders, why not pray for them? That they may lead our town and our country towards betterment. Politics can get dirty, but we should not step into the mud, as well. Let our hearts and minds be pure.
Change begins when a person decides for himself. Change happens when people unite and believe in each other. Be the change.