posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 08:18 AM
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
I believe in this world, we are all natural greedy.
It is just that our means to accomplish this greed are different. Some could be nice acts, and others harmful acts.
I will say this though. We all want a sense of power. Yours might be integrity, and others might be economic control (money in this situation). As
long as we keep fighting our own battles, hopefully the world will keep spinning.
I do not understand this in the least.
As a Security Officer, taking in Baker Act patients (psyche patients) the other Officer's (not every one of them, but several I worked with
consistently) would throw away the homeless persons last two cents, or put it in their pocket, because they were too lazy to fill out the
documentation and enter it into the computer.
Can you guess what I did?
I dug those two cents out of the trash, or insisted they give to them me and I filled out the documentationm because I knew instinctively that this
money might be the only thing they had to their name.
I have contiunally been presented with opportunities towards the fast track to power, and I turn every one down, not because I do not seek power, but
because I seek power through the regular occurences, as in through receiving it when I merit it, not because it is handed to me on a silver
To me someone else offering me power, is equivalent to receiving poison, because I am watching to see what they expect to receive in return for this
power, and I have yet to have taken it nor will I ever.
Power, like knowledge, is earned, not given (which is why I disagreed with the Iraq War, democracy is earned, not a McDonald's franchise), I have
earned every bit of power I have because I earned it through knowledge.
[edit on 2-9-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]