Depending on your own personal orientation you will have a lust for power and kudos to a greater or lesser extent. In some these are very strong, and it is a strategic weakness in their make-up. Whilst they are busy drooling and currying favour, they can become hypnotised and lose sight of what it is they once stood for. They may seek fame and money. And when a movie producer asks them up to his hotel room, they complain about his todger waving about. Gullible is a word that springs to mind.
“When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back.”
So, they get to look at the eye of the dark side, so to speak. And that short-cut to fame has a price attached.
Many have gotten themselves into tricky situations because of their lust for power and kudos. They may hitch their wagon to someone famous only to find out that they are a creep and a bastard. All the while the promise of power and kudos by association beckons, they are blinded. “It can’t be, it can’t possibly be. I don’t want to see it because it would ruin my cunning plan, my short-cut to glory.”
There is a temptation for every human on the planet, the universe designed it that way. It has the patent.
Some questions pertaining to this:
Do I lust after power and kudos?
If so, why?
Has this lust, this temptation, ever led me astray?