This is part of my month-long “Brevity is Clarity” endeavour, inspired by a friend’s Facebook post (here) which reminded me of the importance of getting points across cleanly and clearly. 160 words, 5 points, 1 issue. Check out the complete collection (here).
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1. A self-serving cognition, Basking in Reflected Glory (BIRG) is defined by Cambridge Dictionary (here) as such:
“To feel successful and admired for something, despite the fact that you did not achieve it yourself but were only connected to it in some way.”
2. Voters, volunteers, potential candidates are basking / would like to bask in the Workers’ Party’s (WP) reflected glory. This will drive further WP success in the future.
3. Voters. When you vote, you want your selected candidate to win; and if he does, you feel, good (the opposite applies: it sucks to be wrong). It feels great to be part of something potentially historic, a massive rally, a burgeoning movement.
4. Volunteers. They will be more forthcoming and enthusiastic, and since politics is about the groundwork – the door-to-doors, the pamphlet distribution – numbers matter. And no, the WP won’t have to pay for meals (here).
5. Politicians. If you are an aspiring politician, where would you want to be?