04 October 2012

What's Your Excuse?

I am amazed at the level of intelligence and knowledge among fellow Bhutanese displayed on social media platforms and I am confident if some of these passionate people join politics they can lead us to greater future but...
You are not alone, many concerned citizens share the same thought that they are great political materials, only unwilling to take part.You are watching the new political parties struggling to fish in party members and you are wondering how they will find as many as 47 members each, ignoring that fact that you could be one of them.
You have concerns over many issues and you were unhappy with the way things have gone so far. Deep inside you know that you could make difference but

  • You think it's too early for you to join politics. You will wait for the right time in life.
  • You don't want to risk your job for a mere probability. You will join after you have made enough money to survive if you have to lose.
  • You think you are too clean to be a politician. Politics is for different species of people.
  • You want to be in the ruling party but you know that it's impossible to predict. 
  • You are already feeling the embarrassment if you lose.
  • You think you can make the difference from your chair and spend the rest of your life pointing fingers.
Well, it reminds me of Anil Kapoor's blockbuster Nayak, where he becomes Chief Minister for a Day and wins people's faith. But when he was approached to run for election he refuses with his own share of excuses. We need someone like Paresh Rawal to bash us with his powerful dialogue to realize that if you want change you have to invest in it and make sacrifices.
You want change, You don't want to get Dirty!
I am guilty too, I have been approached by a party last summer and I declined. I am not scared of losing this job, actually I have better offers than this, but it's about life's calling. I find satisfaction living among children, and my excuse is that I will try my share of changing here in school where life begins. I know it's not the best excuse but I meant it.

What is your excuse? 


  1. This is really an insightful post on Politics and also a very direct question which I don't think I have an answer for it. But what I can say for now is; MY TIME HAS NOT COME YET.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Passu Sir.

  2. I am glad you are going to stick to your calling. If our Education Ministry loses you, it will be a big loss.

    I have no excuse. Just like you, it is not my calling.

  3. Passu Sir, This excuse does not seem like an excuse to me. I feel this is your genuine reason as someone who is passionate about teaching.

  4. Great post, Passu. I would say your choice to remain where you are now is a valid excuse. It's about something which you are really interested in and can contribute genuinely to, so it should be preferred to the other which you may feel is calling but not really where your passion lies.

  5. Very reflective and realistic Lines sir. I think it doesn't really matters to become politician to serve the country. I loved your Excuse.

  6. hi sir......
    your justification i feel is acceptable....
    it sounds as reasonable as you feel...
    my excuse is just lame,waiting to complete my degree.
    with lots of appreaciation....


  7. My excuse is your excuse and also what you wrote but unlike you I have not received any offer. I feel politics, like teaching is a difficult job if you are sincere.


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