posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 07:14 PM
It's human nature. Pretty much everyone is fascinated with self-advancement to the exclusion of all else, it's programmed into our genes, we're
selfish, monomaniac beings by nature, it's almost as if we have an intrinsic need to domineer and feel superior to other people, especially men.
Controlling other people probably makes them feel ludicrously self-important. What these people don't understand though, is that their quest for
power is essentially meaningless in the grand scheme of things because they'll eventually die one day, and what good is power and money when you're
dead? The human race won't be forever either, so however way you look at it, their power is only temporary and thus essentially pointless. They can
work their asses off, but to quote Linkin Park, "In the end, it doesn't even matter".
Even if they did redistribute their wealth and create a society where everyone is equal, in a world where loyalty, altruism and empathy are mere
sentimental illusions, it would only be a matter of time before they're replaced by more power-hungry megalomaniacs.
[edit on 27-8-2010 by Nathan-D]