Responding to the Law in Turkey that Says You Can Be Imprisoned For Four Years For ‘Insulting the President’
Everyone in the world can’t please everyone. Everyone in the world will meet someone who doesn’t like them for no reason. Everyone in the world will meet someone who sees nothing in them, someone who thinks they are great, someone who thinks they need to improve, someone who thinks they have major shortcomings, someone who thinks they are good role models. There are many country leaders that forbid freedom of the press; they are concerned about any negative words regarding them. If I were a leader, I would like to say that I would make it a priority, make a lot of effort in bridging any distance between me and my people. I would like to say that interact with the people, ask how I’m doing and what I could possibly do to help them. I am the kind of person who often sees herself in the mirror, who often checks her reflection, weighing what people say as I go forward each day. If I were a leader, I wouldn’t stamp out what people say about me, I would ask why and make it a priority to meet as many people as possible. Imprisoning people for even a slight offensive remark isn’t trying to be close to the people, A leader is supposed to satisfy the people, not put his wants first. Being a leader is a complicated science but if I were a leader, I would hold the understanding that I am human and there are always going to be people who strongly dislike me, who think I’m incompetent, who would think I’m unqualified without doing their research on my background. I would never imprison anyone for making fun of me. Why, if one is president, insulting the president is worse than insulting anyone else and warrants putting the offender in jail? People are mistreated all the time and their offenders aren’t arrested. I think that a leader needs to be more concerned with connecting better with people and, most of all, develop thick skin.