Can absolute power fetch happiness to a person?

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  1. Sulabha profile image80
    Sulabhaposted 9 years ago

    Can absolute power fetch happiness to a person?

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    sheilamyersposted 9 years ago

    I think this question is similar to the one about whether or not money can buy you happiness. In the short term, I think the answer is yes. Yet like with anything else, the initial happiness would wear off. I would imagine it would take a lot of work to maintain that absolute power because there would always be someone who wants what you have. That makes it work - hard work - so I don't the person would be happy about it.

    1. Sulabha profile image80
      Sulabhaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot sheilamyers. And I do agree with the latter part. However, I know of a person who though not rich, enjoyed power  for several years on the basis of the fact that she was more literate than others. I was therefore curious.

  3. Vista15 profile image57
    Vista15posted 9 years ago

    Yes!  If you mean, I don't have to answer to anybody.  And I choose happiness...

    All right, this may seem over simplified, but in a Hub I have already posted, The Essense of Happiness, I state, 'As if by magic, once you choose to be happy - you are.'

    It all began for me when I left my past behind (so to speak) and went to a place where I knew no one.  Of course I had absolute power... over no one.  I was alone.  All alone in my own little world.  I could (and still do) stay up all night.  I could have ice cream for breakfast (now I've switched to Frozen Yogurt.) I could literally do as I damn well pleased.  And I still do.  I don't have to answer to anybody. 

    I have been alone for over 20 years now, and I've been happy for most of them.  La de da!

    1. Sulabha profile image80
      Sulabhaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. When I posted this question, I truly wanted to know the situation today. Thank you Vista15

    2. Vista15 profile image57
      Vista15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That IS my situation today.


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