Democracy is good only when people put ‘larger-good’ above ‘what’s good for them’
Over the years I have realized that you can’t make people do even the right thing, because they have different definitions of ‘what’s right’, and those definitions are governed less by ‘what’s the best way to serve’ and more by ‘what serves them best’.
That’s perfectly understandable because of course everyone has a right to exercise one’s discretion and maximize one’s chances of addressing one’s priorities. However, problem starts when people are in a setup which puts them in a network of interdependence.
Because then…all of them can at best attain ‘good’ and can never reach the ‘best’!
And then, full-form of TEAM becomes ‘Together Everyone Attains Mediocrity’ 🙂