Sean (darksoul) wrote,

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When will you learn...

The problem with man is that he is the only creature on the planet with a god complex. Animals, for the most part, live off of instincts. They don't gain pleasure out of power. To them, power is simply a means to insure procreation and furtherment of their genetic traits. It's all a part of their drive to survive. Alternately, man actively seeks power. Some of us only want enough power to make our lives simple but happy. But for most people, that isn't enough. We see ourselves as minor deities, whether we realize it or not. Knowing that we have power over others often goes to our heads. We enjoy knowing that our opinions and decisions matter and have an impact on other people's lives, sometimes to the point of reveling in that fact. At our core, we enjoy playing the part of God, even in such a small capacity. It is this that causes man to be corrupt. We give various people the power over us in some capacity, be they politicians, celebrities, family, lovers, whomever. They accumulate power and begin to feel godly in their positions. Then they find something they have no control over and demand power over it, increasing their desire to become God. No man deserves power over another. No one knows what is the right path for themselves, much less other people. No one should have the right to make a decision that affects someone else adversely. And yet, we give that power to others just as much as we seek it. Humanity has yet to learn that we are all victims of our desire to be God or to have a God in our life. It is a lesson I doubt will ever be learned, and if it is, I doubt it'll change anything.

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