Friday, December 9, 2011

Running from office


By CHRIS MILLSPAUGH

If you have a thick skin, think you can make a difference and crave the limelight, you too can be a leader in today's world of politics. With my sincerest apologies to those already in this career field right now: What are you, nuts?

Hey, if you've tossed your hat into the ring, you'd better be sure there's no ring around your collar in your personal laundry. You open your entire life to inspection by the masses, and come on, man, who doesn't have something in their life that they'd rather keep secret?

All the way from low-level small-town politics up to the national level, everybody becomes fair game if you try to stick your head above the crowd. We all have a few flaws or we did sometime in our life. Now, with the increased scrutiny of the Internet and bloggers of no conscience, the public is going to find out. If there happened to be someone with absolutely no flaws, we wouldn't trust them at all and would attack them even more vehemently. It seems to me that it's human nature for everyone to survive and keep everyone else at the same level. It begins on the playground when you're just starting out and continues through school, employment, the search for love, the raising of children, middle age, old age, right up to the end.

We're all created equal, and then through our life experiences, the scales of justice and equality are tipped one way or the other. A lot of good people with good intentions are sacrificed in the ring of public opinion.

So, what's the answer? Is it really good to be the king? Should we all run from office? Should we try to make a difference—maybe in the next lifetime?

Nice talking to you.




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