How To Find Happiness In Democracy

From Bhutan, the land of Gross National Happiness, blogger Passang Tshering shares how people can achieve happiness in democracy. He compares democracy to love marriage and says that there are three groups of people, the lovers, the haters and the concern citizens.

The Lovers are the ones who swear by one party, and regardless of how good or bad the decision the party makes they will not move an inch into disagreement. They are like a obsessive husband who could go and hug his wife after she has thrown a hot pan on his face.

Contrary to that The Haters are the ones who turn blind eyes to all the good things a party does and suddenly becomes so loud when they see a flaw. They are like an angry husband who would slap his wife even when she gifts him a bouquet of flowers.

If we have more of these two groups of people then democracy is at risk. They could fail a country. Therefore we must strive to be and saw the seed of The Concerned Citizens in our youth. Educating and inspiring them to grow the heart that is courteous enough to acknowledge the good even if it's done by an enemy, and courageous enough to condemn even when the wrongdoer is a friend. That like a very human and loving husband.

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    woow…it s quite interesting to compare political parties with the individual…i would say there s always a passive (relaxing, seeing beauty, feeling to be part of the earth) and an active way (doing sports, music by yourself, discovering new things) to get happy in short progresses and also a way to get happy over a longer period of time which is mostly bout learning processes and seeing new things or the limit of your thoughts which also makes you happy cause discovering the infinity makes you happy as long as others can t opress you cause of your limited perspective to something….bout the active way in politics…personally I would say that getting active and standing up for your rights can give you a feeling of happiness and debating bout politics also makes you happy when your horizon gets widen…nevertheless there s also a passive form of getting happy by politics which is reading bout negotiation or vote results you are content with…

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