Wanting to be strong, powerful the right way

The desire to be strong, powerful is not negative, pathological at all. We are all driven by such desires, some more, some less, some are more aware, some less.

We all want to be higher, greater, more respected, feared, admired than others. Our whole life is based on comparing ourselves to others. This is how we are programmed.

The marketing industry, the constant brainwashing to consume more, way above our necessities, would not work if it did not exploit this innate quality of envy, desire for respect, desire for more in us.

In our world, such desires work in a negative, destructive way. But the quality, the inner drive in itself is not negative, harmful.

We need to learn — in the right environment, using a special, purposeful and practical educational method — how to use the qualities of wanting to be stronger, greater, above others, the envy, jealousy, wanting respect, wanting more towards the right goals through the right conditions.

Then these qualities instead of being destructive will become positive and constructive. We will be able to use them to keep pulling, pushing each other towards very important, higher common goals, purpose in life.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.