It can also depend on the person. Some people are not suited for being a leader. However, being a leader lets you choose your own opinions and you're not risking following a corrupt, unintelligent, unethical leader or a leader that lacks common sense. Like I said before, it also may depend on the person. Someone can have great abilities as a leader and others may not.
When choosing to lead or follow it is a great idea to sit down and scrutinize your leader's way of commanding. If your leader's principles are corrupt, then you would not want to continue to follow them. At this point, it is better to be a leader than a follower.
To be a leader can give you a big challenge. When facing the challenge, you will try your best to handle the affairs as well as possible. In the process, you will constantly enhance yourself to adapt to different and complex long conditions. It also improve your total ability greatly.
It is possible to be a leader and a follower all at the same time. Haven't you heard of leading by example? By leading in the right direction, you encourage others to step up in leadership and as a whole, move others in the right direction.
We leaders experience responsibility giving us power and benefit. We can lead our team to be more efficient. WE can have people work for us and we can feel the power. A follower has lower status than a leader. If the follower does not want to be leader who will lead?
If there is already a capable leader in place, sometimes the most effective and responsible thing to do is to support that leader rather than trying to take over their role. If everybody tried to lead, civilizations would crumble and societies would break apart.
A leader always has tension and he has to attend the need concerns of his followers whereas a follower has no tension he always is calm he gives his suggestions and relax whereas a leader has to hear everybody's ideas implement them add subtract something and many more so I would always support a follower.
While some people possess skills that help them to perform in leadership roles more effectively than others, other people are the most productive as followers. Mostly, circumstances that call for anyone taking a role of leadership are more aptly described as ones reflecting a moral or social responsibility scenario than any other situation.
There is no harm in being a follower when you are being led by a good leader. Everything in life should go step by step so if you are a follower first and then a leader you will always benefit more. Plus every leader is a follower of his own values and principles. Thus no one can boast that he/she is a leader but not a follower.
Being a leader basically means you want others to become followers and let you guide them down their paths. I don't know about you, but I'd rather be my own leader and let the others decide what is best for them or what fits their life.
I think that sometimes it is better to be a leader and, other times, it is better to be a follower. Leaders make their own way, but, as a result, they are also more responsible, and put themselves at a greater risk than followers, should something go wrong.
It's not about being a leader, it's about being who you are. A leader has to take up too much of the responsibility and if something goes wrong it is the leader who is blamed. So isn't it obvious that being a follower is far better than being a bossy leader.