So many of us are mired in a world where we play politics. We say one thing and mean another. We cleverly disguise the truth under a mask. We think that by practising diplomacy we are being polite–when in reality we’re preaching kindness and practising inauthenticity. That is what leads to the demon that lurks in our basement and comes out at night.
The idea of democracy as a form of government first appeared in ancient Greece in the city-state of Athens during classical antiquity. The word democracy comes from the Greek demos ‘common people’ and kratos ‘strength’. It is a system where people get to choose their leaders. This is in contrast to other forms of government like monarchy, oligarchy or aristocracy.