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“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2024 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the answer by defining in quote in the context of democratic politics.

Body:

Explain the issues of non-participation in public affairs such as Corruption, maladministration, lack of accountability, misappropriation of funds and inefficient governance etc with suitable illustrations for India and across the world. You can talk about criminalisation of politics. The impact of the above on our country and the world.

Conclusion:

Write how participation is the key and need for the participation of the competitive and ethical people is a necessary precursor in good governance.