Tuesday, September 19, 2006
musings on power and those who seek it
One should always be suspect of those who seek positions of power. Power attracts the power-seekers, those who would use their positions for personal gain. The more power a position grants, the more we should distrust those who seek that position. Power attracts corruption. The more power a position grants, the more corruptible those who actively seek that position. The individuals best suited to wield such power are those who are competent yet have no desire for power. Unfortunately, many existing power structures encourage those who actively seek power and ignore those who are qualified yet have no desire for personal power.