Essay On Democracy

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  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE WORD DEMOCRACY
  • MERITS
  • DEMERITS
  • CONCLUSION

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because ther are more of them, and will of the majority is supreme” Aristotle

Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Abraham Lincoln described democracy as:
The government of the people, by the people and for the people”. It means that in democratic form of government common man plays the pivotal role. The aristocracy, the land lords and politicians have to work according to the wishes of the common man. The main object of their political activities is thus the welfare, betterment and amelioration of the poor masses of the country who elect them as their representatives and to whom they are answerable for their duties and responsibilities.

In ancient ages it was also practiced in countries like Greece, Rome and Sub-continent. We are informed of Greek and Roman senators in those times who always dwelt by the majority decision. This led them to become great nations which were looked upto for intelligence and way of life. Since the end of cold war, many countries across the glove have chosen democracy as the form of government. Today most of the world’s powerful countries, international organizations and political science experts see democracy as a natural choice in comparison to dictatorship.

Democracy is a Greek invention created by some of the ancient Greek city states in particular Athens. Athenian democracy was a direct democracy. Citizens not including women children, slaves, resident foreigners i.e., the majority of the population-gathered together to discuss and decide on the policies of the state. Within this minority participation, equality and freedom was unrivaled. The word ‘Democracy’ combines the elements ‘Demos’ which means ‘People’ and ‘Kratos’ meaning ‘Force, power’. In the words ‘Monarchy’ means ‘rule, leading or being first’. It is possible that the term ‘Democracy’ was coined by its detractors. Who rejected the possibility of the term was adopted whole heartedly by Athenian democrats. People in the ancient times wondered if the Athens could survive this devastating lifestyle. And now around the globe many countries have chosen democracy as the form of government.

Talking about the merits or advantages of democracy I would say that democracy can provide for changes in government without violence. In a democracy power can be transformed from one part to another by means of elections. The jurisdiction of the citizens of a nation determines its ruling authorities. Moreover, any government is bound by an election term after which it has to compete against other parties to regain authority. This system prevents monopoly of the ruling authority. This brings in a feeling of obligation towards the citizens. The ruling authorities owe their success in the elections to the citizens of the nation. This results in a feeling of gratefulness towards the people. It can serve as their motivation to work for the people for it is the common masses that have complete power over choosing their government. Another important advantage of democracy is that the people gain a sense of participation in the process of choosing their government. They get the opportunity to voice their opinions by means of electoral votes. This gives rise to a feeling of belonging in the mind of the people towards their society.

Democracy does also have its demerits. In a democratic nation it’s the citizens who hold the right to elect their representatives and their governing authorities. According to a common observation, not all the citizens are fully aware of the political scenario in their country. The common masses may not be aware of the political issues in society. This may result in people making the wrong choices during election. As the government is subject to change after election term, the authorities may work with a short-term focus. As they have to face an election after the completion of each term, they may lose focus on working for the people and rather focus on winning elections. Another disadvantage is that mobs can influence people. Citizens may vote in favor of a part under the influence of the majority. Compelled or influenced by the philosophies of those around, a person may not voice his/her true opinion.

While democracy today appears to be the most popular choice when it comes to choosing a form of government, it brings with it many complications that would be absent in a dictatorship. When a part is in majority it becomes difficult in a democracy to force unacceptable principles down the throat of the public. When this is made possible, it leads to outrage. Making bold decisions for long term prosperity, executing controversial decisions and making better choices for the decisions and making better choices for the common good can be very complicated processes in a democratic form of government. In Pakistan sectarianism, illiteracy, bribery system and poor economic condition have deteriorated our social and political structure. Most of our so-called politicians and law makers are illiterate. Their pockets are full of money but their minds are devoid of wisdom. The law makers are the law breakers. They themselves are involved in such heinous crimes then from whom should we expect a democratic and corruption free government and governance?

WRITTEN BY:

SANJRAN GICHKI

IMCB-F-10/4

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  1. Qadeer gichki

    How to develop interest in your study

    The most important thing, productive study needs, is your interest. You can study if you have thirst for learning and love for it. Let me tell you “how to develop interest in study”.
    The only thing which can change you easily is your own way of thinking. If you want to develop your interest in your study, focus on yourself and think how to do it.

    Think like a responsible person
    Think in a way which motivates you
    Think how much you are sincere to yourself being a student.
    Have inspirational thoughts
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    Be in a sense of competition in terms of study
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    Think creatively
    Accept you can do anything if you work hard. Nothing is denied to well directed labor, nothing is to be obtained with out.
    Arrange your priorities and see which priority is most important, being a student it is “study”.
    Identity of student is “study”. Recognize your identity and adhere to it. Recognize who you are and how much you are sincere to yourself. If you are student, no activity other than study values to you more. Study is the only activity, you should concern wit. Realize the importance of study and role of study in your life. Realize that your primary and foremost duty is study. Realizing these facts enhances your interest in study.

    Be serious and particular about your study. Have love in your your for study. Never ignore the ground reality that you are a student and you have to study. Don’t deceive yourself because if you don’t study it is your own loss. Never shirk work. Come out of the illusion. Don’t live in fool paradise. You are a student and you have to study, accept it and make study your habit.

    You have certain goals attached to your study. Study socializes you, gives you insight and broadens your vision. You have to work hard. You have to become a productive person in future who can serve the mankind, his family and himself. Your future is purely based on your study. Your family has high hopes from as well as people of society have expectations from you. Your dreams are based on your study. A well known saying about dream is “Dream is not what we see while we sleep; it is something which does not let us sleep”. To make your dreams come true you have to sacrifice even your sleep. Make up your mind that you have to work hard and achieve success at any cost.

    Problems are same for all students. It depends on you, how nicely you handle problems. Never fear problems in the way of your study. Have strong determination to tackle problems.

    Never decide at first glance that it is difficult. Go ahead and see the improvement. Try, try and try again to make up your deficiencies. Even if you fail, don’t lose heart. Start again with stronger determination. Failure does not mean “to stumble” but it means “not to get up after you stumble”. You should not stop if you fail one time, start again. Make stumbling blocks your stepping stones which raise you to success. Success lies in the ability to stand firm as a rock under all circumstances.

    Be ambitious. Develop the sense of competition. For instance, consider the student in your class who stands first in class and who get higher grades than you. Think why you can’t get higher marks than him. Has he two brain or four eyes? No, the only reason is that he is more interested in study than you are interested in study. You can get higher marks than him if you think how to make it possible. George Reeves says “you can if you think you can”. It means possibility of anything depend on your thinking. If you think that you can do it, you can surely do it. Have confidence in yourself and work hard. Nothing can divert you from your purpose.
    Have one successful person as your ideal personality and think how did he become successful? Follow his the way which made him successful. Meet successful people and talk to them how they succeeded. They give you inspiration. It enhances your interest in your study.

    You should have the desire to learn. Desire to learn enables you to sacrifice for study and manage time for study. It enables you to study anywhere, any time. It creates a sense of responsibility in you about study, a sign of success. It puts you in sense of competition to learn more and more. It make you generate new ideas and techniques for study, how to study effectively, how to concentrate, how to manage time for study. In short, it makes study your habit.

    If you don’t have the desire or the thirst for learning, you study just to pass the exam, such study is no use because you take it as a burden on you. With such study you can just pass the exam with low grades or sometime you even fail. Aim of study is to get distinction in exam with high grades, which is only possible if you have the love or thirst to learn

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