Do you believe that the only way to know a person is by giving them power?
It's a quote from Abe Lincoln that goes "if you want to know who a man is give them power" (or something..).
If a person is given a lot of power, financially, politically, or otherwise, then we get to see how they use that power, for good or bad.
Power is like a magnifying glass. It amplifies strengths and flaws.
That is just one of the ways my dear, to really know a person you've got to get closer to the person personally. The saying '' familiarity breed contempt is not always true in all cases''. There are so many ways to know a person apart from power, in fact any one you get to know when the person is in position of power is not always a fair judgement on the person simply because power has the energy and strength to corrupt even a simple person into a tyrant.
I wouldn't say it is the only way, but power can definitely show a person's true colors.
I don't know but I can certainly see the logic behind the quote.
With power you can maybe do what you want and do it without fear. Then you can see a persons true desires. They wont show what they really want until they can be sure they can get it.
Interesting idea really.
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