When we feel the need to have self-importance we’ve given up on the spiritual life. It exists in our communities and in politics. Self-importance is usually about two things; money and power. Politicians who enter politics, have either already made their fortune or inherited it.
What drives self-importance is status, prestige, power and authority, together with an oversized ego brought about through others’ lust for power and their sense of entitlement can spill over into narcissistic tendencies. When it comes to politics, most political views are governed by self-interest, even if those responsible aren’t always consciously aware.
Self-interest if allowed to continue becomes self-importance. Those with narcissistic tendencies, think they deserve to bend the rules and abuse the system, and who continue to put their opinions at the top of their own agendas. They see what they’re saying as ‘right.’ Self-interest divides the public on many issues, but it’s not something politicians will readily admit to.
They will run with what they think they will get away with until the bitter end. They’re getting it wrong. Our lives should not be about self-importance. We’re here to help others, to put other people’s interests first above our own.
Anyone in public service must be selfless. They must take their own opinions out of the political arena and do what’s in people’s best interest, not their own.