I wonder, if Patriotism is every one’s business or not? To be frank, the answer is “No”. Kings of ancient India were fighting with each other, till the advent of the English East India Company. Even great emperors failed to accomplish the idea of the so called “Bharat Varsha” (Indian Empire) & the common man cared to mind his own business. Patriotism displayed occasionally by subjects was directed to their own principalities of residence.
Under the British rule, Indian youngsters were sent to Britain for higher studies, so that they could be trained as middle man between the common man in India and the British authorities. The idea of patriotism which led to the formation of free young India through nationalist movement came from those students. Nevertheless to say, they were wards of rich and effluent Indians of those days. Very few had come to these positions by hard work due to lack of opportunities.
For a good politician to emerge in today’s Indian scenario, it is inevitable that he has to be a financially independent individual so as to satisfy his basic needs, able to support his family himself. While this tenure in completed, he has to train himself in his career, contribute towards the society and understand the strength, weakness opportunities and needs of the society so as to frame proper policies.