a reply to: BarefootInWinter
The answer is, that they do not keep their egos in check.
Think about it for a moment. Grandiose speeches, galas, dinners at the homes of the rich and powerful, commanding matters from behind the scenes
without anyone being the wiser... These are not marks of individuals who have their egos in check. These are the actions of people with an active and
unhealthy God complex, megalomaniacs who think themselves deities, or close as you can get without giving up physical existence altogether.
These individuals are not owning their psychological problems, but inflicting them on the rest of us. It is my understanding that any man who desires
power and status, should never be allowed to have either, because to desire power, certainly on the scale of nations, is a sure mark of a madman. No
one would want the job in the least if they had the remotest bit of sense. Imagine that scaled up to the realm of continents, or even the entire span
of the globe.
People, and organisations have tried and some have succeeded, in establishing themselves as invisible masters of this world, manipulating stock
exchanges, politicians, media, industry, all to benefit them, and their wants, needs, and goals. To do so on such a vast scale, one would have to be
dangerously egotistical, megalomaniacal on a Hitler level, and more to the point, use corruption to skirt round the wishes of the citizens of nations
that one has sway over, who would surely sunder ones head from ones shoulders, were ones role in their plight made known generally and in detail.
No... These individuals are not keeping their egos in check. They are fluffing them, teasing them, and enjoying every moment of their dominion.