It's so easy for people to sit back and be arm chair critics because they think the job of being the leader of a country is so easy and that everything you want to say and do just happens. Do you really think honestly that if you became leader of whatever country you're from, you could do or rather, "would be allowed" to do a better job?
Most Helpful Guy
It depends. My best friend and me sometimes discuss for fun how we would go about making a coup d'état and install an authoritarian dictatorship where we can just do and decide anything we want. Now, given this hypothetical case that I would be a very powerful, authoritarian dictator of my country, I would very much like the possibility to change some things and I also believe that I could make some things much better than the current government (I'm not the type of psycho person who wants to be a dictator to kill or torture people. I simply would like that position because it gives you enough power to try out some rather different/revolutionary models of how a society and an economy could work).
As for the more realistic situation of becoming a member of our actual, national executive, I definitely wouldn't want to do it. There are a number of reasons for this. First of all, in my country Switzerland, a member of the national executive doesn't actual have a lot of power. Instead of having a president or prime minister like almost all countries, Switzerland has a council of 7 people. They are from 4 different parties (the 4 biggest parties of the country) and they have to decide everything democratically and by means of compromise. That's also why Swiss politics tend to be slower than the ones in other countries. Making compromises is extremely important to us, it's like a founding pillar of our politics (this is also the case for the legislative and for politics on a regional or local level). The advantage on the other hand is that at the end you get a result that everyone can more or less accept. Nobody's opinion gets ignored. As you can imagine, this is an extremely tough and tedious job, particularly on a national level. You have to have so many discussions and you're only a 7th of the final decision-making. Also, there's a law that you have to abide by as a national council in Switzerland, which is that you are always obligated to support the opinion of the majority of the council. So for example you can't just say "well most of the council think xy but I think they're wrong, because xz would actually be the right thing to do". If you and your colleagues decided on something as a democratic team, you have to speak in favor of it to the public even if you personally think it's bullshit (you're not allowed to reveal your personal opinion). This would also be quite difficult for me I think, because I like to speak my mind. Another thing that is a0
Most Helpful Girl
Absolutely not. It's a totally thankless job.0