Question from the Internet:
“My country now stand at the brink of war, a great hero has turned into excatly what he fought against. My question is, does having power mean that it will eventually corrupt you and does the world really still need leaders?”
What you are describing is natural and each country is progressing towards such situations. We all know the saying, “power corrupts", and we can see this being proven time and time again in history, and in our times.
We are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative and subjective nature. In the right conditions were can all become dictators, concentration camp guards (as the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment proved), thieves hoarding everything for ourselves.
Democracy has become a circus, serving a small minority at the expense of the majority, the self-serving political parties — controlling the mass media as paid propaganda — have become the greatest obstacles, enemies to real democracy.
Real democracy is possible only in truly equal societies and by default we didn’t even know what that means, since all our lives we make calculations only about how to raise ourselves above others.
In order to create equal societies and grow true, positive leaders who least by example as public servants in the full meaning of the expression, we need a very unique education.
That education first of all can teach us, show us who we really are, what desires, intensions truly drive us, and how we can change, upgrade ourselves to build an ideal human society with an “incorruptible”, ideal, collective leadership.