Corruption exist because it comes naturally to people. We humans don’t have some very nice traits, and this is one of them. I’m not saying all humans are corrupt, but there are many who are.
It’s easy to become corrupt. We work and work and see nothing for our efforts. We look at others who are doing well, and we envy them. Why are their lives so much better than ours? It’s not by the grace of God that the people we envy are rich. But we do notice, the people who are rich are not the most honest. They lie, cheat, and are consummate phonies. We see rich people driving Rolls-Royce*, traveling to exotic locations, living in mansions. So the image of these rich people stays in our mind. And when we get an opportunity to gain some wealth, we go for it. Why should we live a life of barely subsisting when we can be rich? So we lie, cheat and do whatever it is takes to live the “high life”? We become corrupt. We want to be the one people notice and talk about in hushed tones. We figure we’ll never be caught. If others have gotten away with being corrupt, why can’t we?
I don’t think corruption can ever be stopped. Where there are people, there is corruption. And it doesn’t matter what a person does, corruption is like Eve telling Adam to eat the apple. People are easily won over.
What can we bloggers do? We can call attention to corruption that’s happening all around us. We can write blogs and pass the information on to the public.
*Out of curiosity, I looked up the price of a RR. The range is from $380,000 to 450,000. Wow! I didn’t know a RR is so expensive. No wonder people are corrupt.
Bonus: Who do you that you wish would run for president? What are the criteria you think you need to both be elected and be a great president?
Sure, why not? I would not only want to run for president, but also be the first woman president elected. Why wouldn’t I run? I would be no worse than some of the buffoons we’ve elected president (think Bush).
If I were elected as the first woman president, I’m sure I would be torn to shreds and criticized no end. My clothing would probably be topic one on the list of the complainers. But it would be worth it to be president.
Just think, once I’m out of office, the benefits I would get would be rewarding. I would get a great pension (I wouldn’t have to worry about going hungary). There would be FBI protection for the rest of my life (I could sure the protection of the FBI now). Free and good medical care for the rest of my days. I would have access to world leaders and influential people all over the world. I would collect millions in speaking engagements (making me a very rich woman forever). So why not run for president?
The requirements for running for president aren’t that high. A person must be a born citizen of the U.S.; must be at least 35 years of age; must live in the U.S. for at least 14 years. And that’s it for the requirements. Of course, there are other things to consider. The person who runs must have lots of money to run a campaign. He/she must be able to compromise. Hopefully, be worldly (has to deal with all those world leaders and know how to act). The president must keep up with the daily news and know what’s happening all over the world. Must have a likeability about him/her. It’s hard enough to be president, but if the public doesn’t like you, you won’t get anywhere with anybody.
There is no one I know that I think should run for president…except for me, of course (she laughed!).