It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. ~Nelson Mandela

news flash, all those people who think you are weird – they think that you are the insane one. so if you are gonna dish it, you got to be prepared to be on the receiving end as well. and i really don’t care what your political orientation is. god knows that i really and honestly am the most uninterested person where it comes to politics and what these politicians do in their private moments. come to think of it, i am rarely interested in what they do in their public moments as well. believe me when i say that all those mock cheques and ribbon cutting and tours are things that do not advance me in my life at all.

but what they say, that matters. and all politicians i know – not personally, obviously – have big mouths. of course, i believe in the liberty that allows people to speak whenever and whatever they please. i am not going to stand in the way of that. cakap lah apa-apa. i really tak kisah. mungkin ada orang lain yang nak ambil kisah and i say good for them, because the way i see it, they all memang ada audience so woohoo to you.

tapi jangan nak gatal nak kecik hati when someone throws back something at you in exactly the spirit you dished it out at them on. i don’t care if you are in the heat of the moment ke, or tengah emo ke, or are taken out of context completely. sebagai someone who dares to talk – politician or not – you have put words out there. and budak hingusan freshie doing a degree in any field of social science will be able to tell you that speech is irreversable, irrepeatable and irretractable. therefore, be careful about what you say. i am looking at you, politicians. i am looking at you too, journalists.

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