The goal of a social leader is to deliver the best policies and qualities of programs that are possible, not to advocate for their own side or perspective or perceived interests. If you want to stay in power reliably and sustainably, you will be on the constant search for truth, reality, and ways to achieve optional social health, well-being, and quality of life for other people. Your comfort and convenience and position comes second if you're interested in preserving your power and your institutions. That's the lesson from history and psychology. Like it or lump it, it's still going to hold for those who have it wish to be in power.