What Makes A Country Great?
Mahatma Ghandi once said that “the measure of a country’s greatness should be based on how well it cares for its most vulnerable populations.” A great country should care about its most vulnerable people not only because it is what is morally correct, but because the cost of not doing so would cause great harm to society and the economy. A great country should adopt multiple solutions for each problem, but its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis is what will make it even greater.
For many years, there are two measurements that are often used to get an idea of how well a country is doing. One is to find out how much a country earns and that can be reflected through its GDP or gross domestic product. The other is to collect data on the unemployment rate of a particular country. These tools, however, may not only be incomplete, if we want to find out how well a country is serving its citizens, but in fact they cannot be so useful.
The greatness of a country depends to a great extent on the people that make it up and on its unity and public spirit. A great country is one that results from having a government that carries out the will and carries forward the hopes of all the people. This particular government of a great country should be a representative of all people; it does not act simply in the interest of the majority, and deals ruthlessly with minorities.
This particular government of a great country must never foment, directly or indirectly, envy, prejudice, hostility. That is how national destruction is found. But, instead, this government should be passionate about building, throughout the nation, a sense of security, satisfaction, hope, and contentment. That’s what makes civic morale, public spirit, and loyalty.
Most importantly, a great country must have a government that promotes, in every way, unity, association, assimilation, cooperation, not deeper separation. There are many things that divide people, but one thing that will unite them is that they want their country to succeed. They want it to stay great and become even better, and they need a good leader they can admire to guide them in their actions.