We see leader after leader claiming things that simply aren’t true and promising things that will never come true. We see leaders ignoring facts to make up and tell whatever story they want to tell. We see leaders repeating those made up stories to pound people into giving in to their way. We see them winning financial, promotion and other prizes.
At some point, these individual, aberrant behaviors become the new norm. Some say your real values are defined by what you choose to walk by. Every time we ignore someone propagating their own truth or delusional promise, we implicitly accept them.