“Heroism, power, determination, resourcefulness, courage in battle, generosity, and leadership are the qualities of work for the kshatriyas.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18.43)
Friend1: What is the one thing you would say today’s leaders are lacking?
Friend2: Leaders in society or those officially in charge of the government, of overseeing everything and everyone?
Friend1: Oh, that’s a good question. Let’s just stick with the government. They are the official leaders. They are the acknowledged caretakers of the people.
Friend2: Hmm, that doesn’t make things any easier. You could say “honesty.”
Friend1: That’s true. It’s practically impossible to find an honest politician.
Friend2: An honest politician is a losing politician. They all have to lie to some degree.
Friend1: What else is lacking?
Friend1: Really? You think these leaders aren’t brave enough.
Friend2: By the way, I’m getting this list from the Bhagavad-gita
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