A lot has been written regarding insults and criticism of heads of state and the recent one was "A matter of fact" by Runnymede (GDN, May 12).
I personally do not comprehend entirely why we insult heads of state or why we criticise them. Is it because we are not in their shoes? Or is it because we think we can do better if we are elected to do their jobs?
I am aware of the fact that a few years ago a giant car company in Japan was always criticised by its employees on how the management handled the company's affairs. To put an end to the ongoing insults and criticism the management decided to adopt a policy of appointing the employee who criticised their decision and keep him on the management panel for one day only and allow him to experience first-hand the difficult task of taking and making decisions. I leave the matter to you to guess what the outcome was.
I am not proposing that people who criticise the monarchy or heads of state to take their job for one day, but only suggest that they imagine that they are in their position for one day and see how well they perform!! I personally can't criticise heads of state, let alone insult them, for the simple fact that neither they know who I am nor I who they are. Apart from this, how can you criticise or insult someone who did not cause you any harm personally or financially? I can criticise and even insult people if they harm me either physically or financially. For example two of my siblings decided to collaborate and forged a power of attorney almost 16 years ago and managed to sell my share of real estate. Don't you think that I have every right to insult and criticise them for this heinous crime?
I personally think that people who criticise others for no apparent valid reasons suffer from either psychological or even inferiority disorders.
Ali Redha Kazerooni