Why Politics Is Not Suitable For Everyone?

Exerpt from Wikipedia: “Dr Lim first crossed swords with the PAP in 1994 when she wrote a landmark article published in The Straits TimesPAP and the People: A Great Affective Divide, which peeved then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong so much that his press secretary challenged her to enter politics and take responsibility for her views.”

To counter Singapore government’s call for anyone who disagree with their policy to step forward to serve, I found the following exerpt from Catherine Lim’s blog offer the strongest argument and a valid one:

“Political life is not for everybody. As long as you are a concerned Singaporean with worthwhile ideas, as long as you are motivated by conviction and good intentions, you can make a valuable contribution to the raising of political awareness and the enlarging of political debate, so sorely needed in Singapore.

I have been challenged, as well as invited, many times to get into the political arena, but my answer has always been no. For I am aware of my limitations, pretty serious ones at that.

For one thing, my personality and temperament make me quite unfit for the demands of political life. Being overly individualistic and solitary, not to mention opinionated and stubborn, I would find it very hard to submit to party discipline and consensus.”

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