To begin with, I’m not too sure if the title of this thread got the sentence construction part correct. If it’s not, let me know and I’ll update it with the correct one.
I’ve recently had a situation where I had to take a decision against the will of majority. The public vote was for something and I was against it. I had to be narrow minded and go with my own decision because I know what’s right for everyone. It’s bit tough to handle such situations. It’s like having the world on one side and you on the other.
I’ve bee thinking if one should always go with the public vote; meaning, go with the decision that majority of the group makes. Do you think in democracy, what majority of the people believe is the right decision for everyone involved/associated?
In short, do you think democracy always work?
From my experience, the answer is no. There are times when you have to decide against the public opinion. People may have a different view of the things and you, as a decision-maker & in-charge, have a different view. It’s very difficult to make people look from your point of view. Just like an airplane pilot has a different view from the passengers. The passengers may think that the plane should fly at 35,000 ft. while the pilot will know it might be disasterous. It’s very difficult for the pilot to clearly explain the reasons behind his/her decisions to the passengers.
I may not have taken a right example; but I hope you got my point.
Have you ever had such a situation in your personal/professional life? What did you do?
–The Big K–