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Why Idolize Leaders?

Indians suffer from an extremely bad habit and that is they need no time to be in awe of someone who they feel is a bit capable and extraordinary. It is good to seek inspiration but to be in awe ensures a blind eye to the faults of that person. This is what we as Indians have been known for in our entire political history before and after independence. We have idolized our leaders, over-looking their crimes and mediocrity. Of course, this has ensured that the same bunch of fools keep ruling us year after year! Sometimes, we are in awe of a personality; at the other times in awe of power and position. There is a very thin line of difference between awe and respect (at times we might not even be aware when we cross this line!!). A complete and illogical idolization ruled the minds of Indians especially after the country's independence. So Gandhi, Nehru, Patel and many others were believed to be Gods and worshiped as God. They just could do no wrong. With this practice of idolizatio…