At every election cycle, the charade begins . Politicians are suddenly interested in their citizens, the lens of the media turned to the game of politics, the internet is ablaze of eternal debates, complicated voting systems are explained, polls dissected, the drama eventually unfolds like a boxing match, results are analysed, experts chime in. Even the most assiduous followers of politics watch the show from afar until the cycle returns.
Whether you vote or abstain, we all feel a little uneasy about the democracies we live in. Some see the whole process as a masquerade, others point the finger at the corruption or hypocrite politicians. Apathy sets in.
We can sometimes forget what democracy truly is and its benefits. We also forget that it is the one means we have to enact change and to have a say on the society we live in, however imperfect it is. This is why we need to filter the noise, define where the issues lie and dream of a better system.
These lessons are here to help with your thinking.