Power can be a ‘blessing’ or a ‘burden’; it is a blessing when in the hands of a righteous individual,like ‘Gandhi,’ but in the hands of a corrupt, ‘power hungry’ tyrant (as is always the case), it is a terrible burden.
Power is abused throughout our world, by ‘Princes’, ‘Kings’, ‘Presidents’, ‘Prime ministers’ and ‘leaders’, to suppress individuals and their liberty.
The new ‘masters of the universe’, the ‘Oligarchs’, are extremely greedy and corrupt; they want it all, but ‘all’ is not enough; they seem to have an ‘insatiable’ appetite for expanding their sphere of influence and basically ‘devouring and conquering’ as they move along.
If there is one lesson to be learnt from history, it is this: No ‘mortal’ should be allowed to rule over another mortal. Power only belongs to our ‘Creator’.
Humans are not ready to accept such a ‘huge’ responsibility, for they will use that power ‘irresponsibly’ and destroy their fellow humans.
We have not evolved far enough and are thus ‘Imperfect’ and ‘Impure’ to attain power.
In short, we are still ‘savages’, as Hegel put it; we need guidance and advice from our creator, who should be the only one to acquire power, and mentor us.
Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that many have ‘rejected’ their creator, believing themselves to be in control of their own destinies. Having failed, their natural ‘instinct’ is to elect a person to ‘lead the way’. But this always ends in disaster, as these leaders are just frail mortals who are not ‘divine individuals’ worthy to rule. Once they obtain their power they will do their utmost to preserve it; it is then that they become corrupt and corrosive, serving only their self-interests.
If a young child is given a huge piece of rock, a hammer and chisel, it will be incapable of forming anything ‘productive’ with it.
But give those same tools to a ‘master sculpture’, like ‘Michelangelo’, he will create amazing works of art, ‘visually stunning’.
In short, we are that young and inexperienced child, and the ‘master sculpture’ is our creator.
Our misery will continue for the foreseeable future, until we can better understand ourselves and look ‘deep’ in our souls to discover exactly what we really want and where we are heading in this journey of life.
We must educate, as that knowledge will emancipate us from our present state; the more knowledge we acquire, the less likely that in the future a ‘mortal’ can gain power and attempt to annihilate the world we cherish and the lives we hold so sacred.
The age-old saying is so true: Knowledge is power!….
Shahrokh Sharifrazy is A trained mathematician from the University of London..Shahrokh has been an accomplished teacher of Mathematics for a long time and is now full time journalist. He originally hails from Iran.
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