December 27, 2010

If you seek power, if you seek influence and respect, do you end up ruining everything regardless of your starting intentions?

You may have meant well, but you are so eager and impatient to bring change as you see it that you end up doing more harm than good?

Is the best person to wield power the one who does not seek it?

If so, should we simply follow our own passions, throw away all grand altruistic pursuits? And maybe, if we’re really lucky, life might select us? We are human – it is hard to stay altruistically motivated for too long. Keep trying to be someone out of external motivation and you may burn out… frustrated, unhappy and less-skilled than the person who does it for the love of it.

Yet, follow your own interests and you feel the continuous, sharp guilt of a life selfishly lived.


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