Written by Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:  A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a “politician” can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution.

One

 Know that nobody has your interests at hand. Just their own

Two

  Know that Everybody is chasing their own interests first. Not yours

Three

 Know that dealing with politicians is like sleeping with tigers; you must always have your eyes wide open.

Four

Know that in any political equation, there’s always someone being used. If you can’t find one, then it is you.

Five

Know that  Serving politicians is like being a bandage on a wound. Once the wound is healed your usefulness ends. Politicians don’t recognize and reward value they recognize their own needs and you are only as useful as the lifespan of their need for you.

Six

 Know that in politics never wail more than the bereaved. They will get the reward while you inherit their enemies.

 Seven

 Know that in politics, in any event that other interest’s conflict with your own interests and you have to choose, always choose yours.

Eight

Know that Never cross oceans for politicians; you will drown and the best they will do is give a benevolent speech at your burial, lie to your widow and children and eat your food. Politicians will never cross the streets for their foot soldiers.

Nine

 Know that Only Jesus died for people and you are not Jesus.

  Ten

Know that Above all, family and health are things you should never use to attack a man. Politics is never that serious.

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Eleven

  Lastly to all the youths, it’s too risky to sacrifice your career, health, personal character, social capital and integrity in pursuit of short term and temporary rewards, offered by politicians, unless of cause you are the one in control and has a long terms game plan.

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