Posted: 22 March 2011 at 10:26am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Shilpa.AgarwalI would also like to add, the notion that politicians need to be indifferent when it comes to love and emotions is a mis-conception. Politics, the way it is talked about in the media today, has developed too many stereotypes. Where instead it is something totally subjective. There is no formula for becoming a successful leader and there algorithm to follow. Somebody going totally out of the league can succeed as there is no right or wrong. Alka in one of the initial epis asked a very simple yet fundamental question "isn't politics about people?" to which Abhishek replied "no, it's about power", so its how you look at it. I would like to give the example of Mughal Emperor Akbar here, he was proclaimed king at the age of 13. Now would you expect a kid to be strategic, decisive and manupalative?? But still he is one of the most celebrated rulers India has ever had.....and he is known the most for his sensitivity.....he could feel the pain of his people and could therefore help them. Same goes for Alka, she did not help Indu for political reasons. It's only her sympathy and emotional quotient that made her do all that she has done till now....Her ''emotional foolishness" is her sole driving force, as if it was not for that, she never wanted to step into politics! And in any case, someone who is not over-attached to his own loved ones, how is he to empathize with others?? And if he does not empathize why will he bother to help them.....he will be in politics for himself, n that's perfectly justified. To honestly help them, he has to be over emotional. Like Mother Teresa, though she was not a politician, she helped people cos she could feel for them. Now you can't force sum1 like NNT to work for ppl, he simply does not have that kinda EQ level. So, the moral of the story is successful politicians need not lack emotions n i'm sorry to bore you all again n especially Suvi.