Originally Posted by Freedom.
There an old axiom "absolute power corrupts absolutely"
Do you think most people can't handle having power?
I once worked with a girl who seemed very sweet and pleasant until she was promoted to supervisor, and then she became a real tyrant, reminding me of the "Nurse Rached" character in the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
Psychologists say that people who are even slightly psychopathic should never be given a position of authority.
Do you think having power changes people?
complex question... its an "as above so below" kinda thing... examples for the affirmative abound...
from dictators to cult leaders to controlling nuts in a more intimate social groups like patients in a psychotherapy session... but then again maybe some examples for the negative are just being underrated by the media who always crave controversy...
having absolute power and being altruistic at the time to me feels like a myth...