Why good leaders are hard to find?

@polachicago (19075)
United States
June 21, 2007 10:10pm CST
People tend to look back to find true models from the past. Nostalgia is a corollary of anxiety. What leader from the past would be able to run today’s society?
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
22 Jun 07
Because Patriotism is dying slowly but steadily in the heart of Leaders.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
22 Jun 07
very good point Deapak...:)
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
25 Jun 07
Thanks! Deepak
@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
Good leaders are hard to find because no one is perfect enough to be a good leader. Each person has his own flaws and if they let these get the better of them, they give in to the temptations that the power they possess bring (which would eventually lead to corruption). Like what was said in the first post, times change and so do people. What was applicable in the past may be obsolete today. Life was simpler back then and people less learned so it was easier to command them around. Nowadays, people wisened hence, they have more demanding needs to be fulfilled and they are very much aware of their rights, making it difficult for leaders to lead them without being called a "bad leader".
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I don't know many good leaders, but I know many bad leaders...
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@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
That's because people tend to remember the bad things leaders do. Good leaders are more often than not overshadowed by their "bad" counterparts.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
22 Jun 07
I do not think that there is any leader in the past or the present that would be able to run today's society. This is my opinion, many other people may not agree with me. I think that society is consistly changing and getting more and more complicated. And one men can not and should not run society. Leaders from the past have done great things, but that was in the past and it was a totally different "map". "to run society" no one can. And if one human could, it would say that we as people would be in trouble, because it would probably mean a dictator.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Yes, it is different time, but we have many bad leaders....and we still need them...maybe someone like Gandhi in India....
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
22 Jun 07
Thaught about him, but to tell you the truth i would have to learn more about him, before suggesting someone like him.
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@anabella (80)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Because good leaders are not rich and not greedy. Look at Bush, he is making fortune on this war. Shame for America.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I can see your point....
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
11 Jul 07
Good leaders are a drop in the ocean .Most people who enter political scenario are bent upon personal gains and nepotism .
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
11 Jul 07
ha, ha...you have the right view...
• India
2 Jul 07
It is difficult to find good leaders because it is very difficult to take the followers with you and maintain the leadership, they dont have boldness to face all followers
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
3 Jul 07
...good leader needs to listen and understand other people....
@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Hello Polachicago, I would have to say that William Wallace, if given the chance could have been a great leader. Wallace was trying to unite Scotland. I think he was a great military leader, and if the clans of Scotland could have united, he would have been a great leader. I also think that if he was in today's time line he could unite the world, just like he tryed to unite the clans of Scotland. Peace, Totty
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Sir William definitely will fit into the great leader...
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I thiink I would say fdr and I hope we get a good president and a good congress that can work together, I always ask too much...lol
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
30 Jun 07
You are not asking for too much...I wish...hmmm...are we thinking about the same..?
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
29 Jun 07
It's different era, different society, different leader. I don't know any leader from the past that can run today's society. It's not easy to be a leader. I believe that we have it within us, to lead ourselves for good. Once we realize this, we can be a good leader, or know which leader to follow. But it will take time, and in today's hectic life, time is sometimes a luxury.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
29 Jun 07
But we still have president, and we are not happy about the way he leads our country, so we need leader...or different system...
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