Aristotle showed that in matters of love, no mask covers it if there is one, but there is not one either.
Something similar applies to the truth; after all, there is no way to hide the truth, and the lie ends up showing itself.
In life, we can pretend for some time, trying to imitate things and pretending not to be honest and sincere. At the end of the day, the truth emerges, and things are finally as they are.
True leaders are recognized for their true honesty, values, and achievement in expressing their straightforward ability to care for and serve their followers. Well, people are finally realizing things for what they are. The common sense and simplicity of the people when seeing how things work become a living testimony of their leader’s conformity.
People can be fooled by the theater and actions of politicians because it has become an art that actors and simulation professionals know very well. But at the end of the day, there comes a time when the masks fall, the makeup wears off, the clothes need to be redone, and the lie finds its end.
Many of us think about psychology and why we can hide the truth of things and make a long chain of lies to hide the truth of things. And the answer, which is not simple, by the way, is that the lie has that quality; it can be extended, it is elastic, it can change, and it can always disguise itself until it reaches a point where it can no longer be sustained and reality prevails. This is what happens to great actors or magicians: their tricks in front of the audience, the characters in their films or plays—the true characteristics of the actors are discovered.
At last, the true face appears, without a false stage or disguising what it wants to show.
If politicians pass the test of reality and difficult events and continue to show the qualities they say they have, nothing will happen; they will be true leaders. But when the demands of tragedies and big problems cause the makeup to melt and the mask to fall, then human reality is revealed.
The tragedy of Acapulco and its devastating storm tested Mexico’s political system, its politicians, its leaders, its officials, and the people of the town.
Let’s see what material we are made of and who are the real leaders and who are not.