Democracy promises freedom and equality. Unfortunately, its application in the real world can be sad and disappointing. For one, freedom is sometimes abused and misused by some people. Although everyone can speak freely, individual opinions might not serve the best interests of others and could cause disharmony and pain. Some people may also have self-serving interests as well as malicious intents behind their expressed views and opinions. democracy can likewise slow down work or impede good projects because of bureaucratic procedures. This can result to delays and production loss. All in all, I guess democracy has its merits as a concept but its very idea can also be exploited to serve less than noble intentions.