It’s well after midnight, I’m just out of hospital and recovering, but not even bothering to think about bed. My son should have been asleep at least 2 hours ago – but no chance. Why – because I’m plagued with antisocial neighbours. On average about once a fortnight they throw loud and raucous parties in their apartment. We can expect it to keep going solid until at least 3.00am on past performances. Are these wayward teenagers? – no way. They’re so called ‘leaders’, professionals.
You might wonder why we and the other residents around have to put up with it. Well, there lies an interesting story. Some months ago there was a big coup in the Residents Association where i live. A new bunch of “young go-getters” took control with lavish promises about what they were going to do for the residents. Yes, you guessed it – it’s now that very same bunch of jokers who use their new found power, their RIGHT TO LEAD, as a privilege and what gives them the right to do this to their neighbours.
If this is what power and leadership means in their myopic little worlds, then we have to believe that progress in this society for the future is built on much shakier ground than we might want to believe. While those with the privilege to lead in other countries will continue to refine and sweat at the concept of ‘servant leadership’, here it will be treated as something to be grabbed, used and abused.
So, residents of Heritage City, Gurgaon please bow down to your all powerful leaders. These are the people you got conned in to giving power to – now we all get to suffer as they laud their power over us. Because, after all, they are the great and the esteemed and the rest of us, including naive idiots who believe in concepts of leadership as a responsibility – we’re the fodder that makes their power trips so much more satisfying to the ego.
Some of them are cackling like drunken hyena on the balcony right below mine. Drunk on booze, or drunk on the power trip they’re riding at the expense of the idiots around them?
And for anyone who thinks of buying property in Heritage City in the near future – do yourselves a favour and make sure the property you’re looking at is as far away as possible from these people. Otherwise, you too could be benefiting from the warm glow of their egotistical leadership. Either that or the residents club together and send these esteemed leaders to live in a farmhouse somewhere where they only get to impose their selfish egotism on each other.