Change is difficult and disruptive, so most people prefer the status quo. But I believe in challenging the status quo because it’s not because something has been done a certain way for a very long time that it should stay that way. Government is probably where it’s the most difficult to change this mindset. There’s a resistance because comfort and a sense of security has set it and most people don’t want to rock the boat or take risks. But there are always new and better ways of doing things; it requires a mindset shift and a vision.
To change a culture, it takes time and effort. I don’t think a 4 year mandate is enough when there’s such resistance to change. One thing I’m willing to say is that under the current situation, there was no leadership from the one who was meant to lead us. It’s a total scam, we’ve been fooled for a very long time. Although we did what we could with what we had, there’s much more that could have been done with proper leadership.
There’s less than a year left before the next election and it will soon be time for change. Since I get a lot of people questioning me on my future in municipal politics, I just wanted to pass the message that I’m still currently in reflection. But I can only hope that no matter what happens, things will move forward with a leader that can inspire those around to think that anything is possible if we don’t accept the status quo and never lose sight of the reason why we’re elected!