This is the leadership that leaders in democratic society should think.
Singapore Ex Leader Lee once said this.
Leaders in democratic society should lead your people and not follow what popular society wants you to do. This is call Leadership. Leaders suppose to lead. You should not do what popular people wants you to do. You want to do what you think it is right for your nation to do and let your people re elect you base on your leadership.
Sometimes the right thing to do is not always what your popular society wants you to do. For example like taxation and social justice. No majority of your people will demand higher taxes, but if it is the right thing to do and for the benefit of your people long term, then you got to do what is right.
I hope world leaders like President Ma, President Obama and German and France leaders, Chinese leaders and Japanese leaders, you got to do what is right even if you don't get re elected by your people. You want your people to affirm your leadership and remember by your leadership. That is the good leadership.