Fair elections are an honest choice for everyone.
We have been asked since childhood about which profession we will choose as adults, or what our second half should be.
As a psychologist, I can say that the best results are achieved by someone who, while making decisions of this kind, listens more to himself and less - to those around him, no matter how much authority they may have.
As a political analyst, I can add that if we want to live life to the fullest and feel free, we must follow this rule for any choice in our life, including the choice of the head of state.
So what is the election? And on the topic of the day, also "fair elections"?
From my point of view, any election (from the heads of local governments to the election of the President) is a political tool given so that each of us can express our preference for any of the candidates, based solely on our own understanding of who is the most worthy and able to secure our interests.
It sounds very simple, understandable and obvious to everyone. But for some reason in life we are guided by logic and analyze options, and the choice of a political leader (of any level) is sometimes made more emotionally than balanced. Why it happens?
In psychology, there is such a term as “reflection”. This is a form of thinking about your actions, standing between the stimulus and the reaction. According to the theory of behaviorism, the "stimulus-response" formula is inherent in all animals on earth. But only a person is inherent understanding of their actions.
I didn’t just wise up and give an example from my favorite science of psychology. This formula is directly related to the principle that underlies our choice. Professionals responsible for the election race from each of the candidates, it is well known.
Therefore, in all election campaigns, there are fully so-called political technologies that affect the human psyche and are based precisely on psychological tools.
Knowing these methods very well, I try myself and urge everyone to make their own choices - cold, without emotions, without looking at the populist slogans that we daily impose through the media and social networks; even pragmatically, asking myself: “If I choose this, then how will it affect me personally and my loved ones, what specific benefits will bring me?”. And when I choose a politician, I first of all analyze his candidacy from the point of view of significance in politics, as well as his desire, ability and motivation to solve my problems and the social environment in which I am.
I think that in a society in the process of elections, especially elections to the authorities of its representatives, these mechanisms should work, based on responsibility for the decision made, for their choice in favor of a future for themselves and their children.
Today, going into the emotions and routine of daily affairs, we have ceased to betray this great importance. Therefore, today we have only emotions, stress and nothing constructive on the political field. In this state (and in my opinion such is the state of the majority of our citizens), you will not make a good choice. Plus technology, plus manipulators and pacifiers of various stripes, just swinging the situation. It is necessary to calm down and soberly make your choice, listening only to yourself, believing only in yourself.
There is one correct phrase: "The people deserve the power they choose." And if each of us makes his own choice, not giving in to numerous provocations and not becoming a puppet in the hands of political technologists, this will be an honest choice.
I will do just that.
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