You are ruled more by insecurity than pride. Those ruled by pride should be weary of power. Those ruled by survival instinct, with little ego, can be trusted slightly more.
That's an interesting and unexpected analysis. Confidence and ego are some of my most sizable attributes. My survival instinct is at the level of any millenial.It is fun how different we see things though. Power bores me, so maybe that's why? Hard to be intoxicated by something I don't care about.
I don't trust myself with a lot of power, because I know how tempted I would be to misuse it. Not to get rich, but to get even with anyone who has ever wronged me. I fear what revenge would turn me into. Sure, it'd be cathartic in the beginning. But at what cost down the road?
Ah. I see. Yes. We imagined different things.I imagined a position of power. Those always come with some manner of responsibility tied in. I tend to rise and try to be a better man when I am responsible for others. Even if possessing extreme power in the situation. Picture.. a king, president, that sort of thing.You, if I understood it right, envisioned power and power alone. Say, the ability to bend reality at a whim. With that sort of power I think we'd all be both rotten and wonderful. I see that more as exposing our true selves though. In a world void of consequence with unlimited options.
The closest I've ever been to that kind of power, is The Sims and Universe Sandbox. Which would be like Bruce Almighty starring Stanley Kubrick. Not as bad as GrayStillPlays, but it doesn't matter when your world is being destroyed over and over again, to appease a mad film director god. I can only imagine the insanity if some of my characters had the power to rebel against me. I know one that would probably want to ask me a lot of questions. Like why I made all her boyfriends suicidal / reckless. Or why I have a magic drug get invented, that let's you survive decapitation for half an hour, and even let's you reattach yourself in time, just to make sure that she can get captured by bad guys and graphically beheaded at the end of season 1, only to make sure I can bring her back for more drama in season 2, without having to perform a straight resurrection. And why the best solution I could come up with for how to protect her and her family from terrorists in season 5, was for a corrupt court to railroad her into spending five years in prison. While I slowly introduce a slew of new protagonists, to experiment with other problem solving theories. I would be a terrible god. Not just for being vindictive, but for my morbid curiosity.
But amidst all that curiosity you would probably also do good. That doesn't truly make you corrupt, does it?
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