You might see politicians a lot when you watch the news, you will see them trying to make themselves appear to be what they are not. Most importantly, they give off the illusion that the top job comes with the sweet life. If you think that the life of a politician is any good, you couldn’t be more wrong.
Sure, politicians make lots of money, and they can buy whatever they want. But remember, that money technically comes from us, the taxpaying public. This is the reason why we get outraged whenever the politicians misuse their money. Therefore, if you as a politician want to succeed, you have to suck up to the very people you want to persuade into voting for you.
Call me crazy, but cozying up to common sensibilities just to get ahead doesn’t sound like a dignified life to me. It’d be a life that’s dedicated to lying to the community in order to get what you want, and that’s just as far as you need to go if you just want to be elected into a political office at all. The lows you have to sink in order to get the top job of Prime Minister are even worse.
In order to get the top job, you’d have to lie to the entire nation in order to guarantee your success. Why do you think you see politicians giving little kissing to babies? It’s a common tactic that plays on the sentimentalist judgements of the public in order to garner votes. In addition to that, you have all sorts of lobby groups coming at you to try and bribe you into doing what they want.
The life of a politician sounds glamorous if you only focus on how wealthy they are, but it begins to sound even uglier when you understand how they get that far in life. The life of a politician, in essence, is actually something of a curse, in that you do get lots of money and a nice house, but many politicians have to suck up to the big corporations in order to gain their support, and maybe get money from them.
Also, I highly doubt that a politician has any real friends. Lets put this into perspective. Many of us don’t have a vast amount of riches, but our lives our enriched because we have our friends. They’re people who make your lives better because you have people who care about you. Nobody really cares about a politician, because when you’re a politician, you begin to see the political process as a game, while losing awareness of the consequences of your decisions. Also, politicians can’t really be friends if they spend all their time arguing with each other.
If years of observing the world around me unfold say anything about politics, it’s that it’s basically just a game where the people who play it lose all their integrity and morals in favour of achieving absolute wealth and power, such is the curse of a politician’s life and career that the politician places on his/herself.
Now that you know what happens when you become a politician, don’t do it.