The politician quality is the reflection of it’s people . If you want to change the politician’s behavior, change the people’s mind first.
But, becoming one of the fellow common people, the anonymous crowd, may cause the highly educated boys lose their pride and glory of academic credentials, that what so called as life achievement is a kinda social status too.
Losing social status is not an option, it means losing his very own life for some insecure person.
That’s the paradox of reflexivity.