Why Idolize Leaders?
Can leaders not falter? After all they are humans and come from within the society itself. What makes them so special and whys should we idolize them? Treat them like anyone else because they are no different from us. Only because they occupy a power position doesn't make them special. The day Indians stop idolizing their leaders, I believe some of India's political problems may have some scope for improvement. This kind of idolization reinstates the maai-baap status that we give to the state i.e. it is the end of all our problems. This culture has so deeply affected Indian politics that we are just unable to get out of it!!
Let leaders work and behave as leaders, not demi-gods and this is completely in our hands as citizens of a country whose constitution does not discriminate on the basis of power, position and status.
So why should traffic be blocked and unnecessary inconvenience be cause for commuters and travelers when the CM visits the city?
Why should I wait for my MP to visit the constituency for it to be kept clean?
Why should I wait for some heavy-weight leader for inaugurating my program/venture?
Why should I have to wait to meet the Vice-Chancellor of my University and seek an appointment only to be kept waiting for hours??
Politicians ... you are not special ... we the citizens are special...!!! Our idols are wrong ... this nation needs good people to emulate and inspire!
Note: The same holds true when we idolize Bollywood celebrities and super-stars.