One May day in 1973 Chairman Kim Jong Il had a talk with some officials.
He told the officials: What is most important for Party officials in acquiring a correct method of work and the art of leadership is to have the spirit of serving the people and the spirit of self-sacrifice. They should obediently devote their all to the revolution.
He went on to say that Party officials’ efforts were not well noticed by people because their efforts were like underground manure helping crops grow.
He added: Party officials should not intend to show their faces in doing anything but go deep among the masses mixing themselves with the latter and substantially backing and actively encouraging administrative and economic officials in their work so as to achieve a success.
His words constituted a valuable guideline awakening Party officials to the motto of their work and life.