a successful politician will first and foremost have a balance and would not get unduly excited or worked up over the various things that are brought to his notice.
he would possess the quality of being comfortable with people and vice versa.
he has to be aware of the problems and the issues of all strata of society.
he has to have the ability to communicate and get to the crux of the issue in a manner which is understood effectively by everyone.
he will interact with various people on various issues and ensure that things keep moving.
a politician is the most effective communicator and becoming one is a tough endeavour and becoming a successful one is even tougher.
what we have today is some educated people who have access and the ability to deliver their thoughts and sundry tv anchors behaving and assuming that a politician is a dispensable person and merits the least of their respect.
such opinions have also to be taken in by the politicians in their stride as another of the pitfalls of public life.
the job of the politician today is also inclusive of the handling of some educated and socially illiterate types who alway pour scorn and diatribe.
becoming a politician is the way for a person to walk the talk while others only continue talking.
he is the most important person in society to whom every issue is taken and who develops wisdom and judgement through the years which is the primary tool for resolving conflicts.a politician will have the ability to pronounce opinion on a subject which will be authoritative and balanced.
some of the youth can be seen asking for educated people only to come into politics.such opinions are derived from the confidence that is developed from having received an education.the feeling is that of having arrived after considerable struggle and then not getting any special position in society which gives value to that education in the socially relevant issues.the education is for the job that one has set out to do and not for the job of governing and ensuring balance in society.those who are active in that sphere will have to be looked up to and understood when one wants to get interested in the issues of the day.
what we have instead is the opposite,the straightaway abject criticism and the accompanying removal from the normal functioning of society.
the refuge is the internet where the more harshly one criticises and rubbishes,the more the like minded converge.
the inernet has become the place where all the people who have education and jobs are involved in the search for some readymade quick fix.the more they exist in such states of removal from the actual mechanisms of society,the more we will have of the types who cannot summon a decency when reacting to happenings like 26/11.
there will be a total breakdown of equanimity and what will be on show will be the rattled netizen who has been brought back to earth abruptly.
he/she will be screaming and abusing.
there will be no realisation that there has to be a composure in the face of the gravest situations.