Politics (from Greek πολιτικος, [politikós]: «citizen»), is a process by which groups of people make collective decisions. And while there is nothing wrong with creating a platform for engaging the individual in the decisions that ultimately affect them, we also have to see and acknowledge that we have allowed this process to be hijacked and abused to ultimately serve the interest of a few. Politics have become synonymous with greed, but it would be a mistake to think that this manifestation of power seeking is unrelated to any of us. I am a firm believer in democracy and – ultimately – politics in the original sense. But I have become very weary about the manipulation and systemic division that is going on in even the most powerful or successful countries regarding obfuscating what is true. And I have understood that the only one to do something about it, is myself. And the answer is not in resistance, or ignorance – but my own personal transformation.
To serve as an example .
If a country is governed with tolerance,
the people are comfortable and honest.
If a country is governed with repression,
the people are depressed and crafty.
When the will to power is in charge,
the higher the ideals, the lower the results.
Try to make people happy,
and you lay the groundwork for misery.
Try to make people moral,
and you lay the groundwork for vice.
Thus the Master is content
to serve as an example
and not to impose her will.
She is pointed, but doesn’t pierce.
Straightforward, but supple.
Radiant, but easy on the eyes.