I really do not trust people. They have too much ego. When they are down, they are humble and nice. When they are up, they become arrogant and abusive.
I rather prefer a system-based approach to government.
The job of the elected chief personnel is to work hard to put in place a system that will ensure the greatest fairness to the general public, efficient without wasting people's time and effort, and transparent enough not to cast a shadow on its reliability. The system should be like the ATM.
When the system has been put in place, the elected personnel should voluntarily go.
There is nothing to huff and puff about one's own cleverness. There had been many clever people before us, and there will be many clever people after us.
I would rather that politicians do not focus on themselves. They should work for a system that will be beneficial to the whole population.