There are some who believe that striving for power isbad.  There is a saying that a gun is neither good or bad it is the hand on thetrigger that makes it so.  So it is with power.  If a good man strives toacquire power he is likely to use it to do good.  There is a saying that powercorrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely.  This concept is put forth inthe Lord of the Rings where Gandalf the Wizard refuses the ring of power because he knowshe will be corrupted by it.  It may be true in some cases that power corrupts but itis not always true.  There are plenty of cases of wealthy powerful people who usetheir money for philanthropy for example.


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