In a culture obsessed with superficial appearances, our leaders should be those who can see beyond the surface. Judging a book by its cover is the job of the consumer, but reading the book-pondering its contents and perhaps seeking to write new chapters-is the job of a leader.
Assignment: How important is it to look beyond superficial appearances?
Every society do possess a lot of things to hide and reveal as well as the biological world. Take camouflage as an example of appearances. The bird tend to be deceived by the colors of poisonous butterflies and fly away for fear of being poisoned. In fact, some birds dare to eat many of them, some are dead, some are alive since the appearances cannot obstruct the truth. Now, human world are raising, indeed, misleading potent that the leaders are keeping on track with them, though sometimes get lost. Say, a cover of "Silent Spring" is nothing to do with ornate design or attractive pictures, so at first, the number of publishment were at low rate. However, there were still thoughtful reader to read up on the all chapter and comments about this book. What we need to care is that the appearances are all but deceptive. The person who can look beyond the superficial appearances is, to some extent, deserved to be praised.
The president of Singapore used to force a laws that any producer who is intentional to change the cover and context of book will be imprisoned for five years. Japanese have always respected their own artists, especially, cartoon artists since they are ones who bring soul into the pictures. Everything comes to a knot that it is not a banal person but it is the talk of a leader, to see through the bustle of political events, to open the preface and read. Book is just a case we deal with everyday situation and human being are a more complicated problem. It is hard to judge a woman who wears blue blouse and T-style earing of noble whether haughty or modest. We have to learn and it is a skill but it is not the one we practise in the lab or in test.
There is a fine line between love and hate, false and truth, belief and superstition. A well-forseen leader is one who can reveal the truth of the false, the darkness of the light and seeking a such candidate is somewhat like finding the kneedle under that vast enormous ocean. However, the present leader should find this skill useful to learn since their country needs an adept president, not a waiting one.