A lot of people out there want to own your mind space. They want to control what you do to an extent and how you do it. They want you to do what they want and act in the world by their beliefs, rules & values. When you reach maturity you should be in a position to not let anyone have that sort of power over you.
I used to think a populist leader would be a good thing, giving the masses what they need. But a populist leader doesn’t give the population what they need. They give them an enemy to blame.
Some people think leaders are beyond reproach, but if you know anything about human behaviour you know even good leaders need checks and balances.