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"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." I both agree and disagree with this quote.

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"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." I both agree and disagree with this quote. Human nature is weak and we all prefer the easiest path. Power gives much more temptations than lack of power, but leaders are people after all and we all make mistakes. Some of us are able to resist temptations and some fail at it. In the end, it all depends on the person's character. As a leader, you have a choice about whether you abuse or use the power you have. We can find a lot of examples for power's corruption nowadays, and one of the most important ones in my opinion is abusive bosses. ...read more.

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Even though the power they are given is little, they still abuse it and benefit from it. Absolute power is the complete control over someone or something such as rulers and dictators. A leader with absolute power, could totally misuse his powers for his own personal benefit, and become totally corrupt. A good example for this is Saddam Hussein, the ousted president of iraq. Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with a brutal hand. He used fear and to stay in power. He led wars against Iran and Kuwait but he ended up being executed. ...read more.

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He used his power in developing his country and all his hard work paid off. The UAE has become a green paradise. He gives such a great example of how to use power positively. Having all the authorities doesn't necessarily mean that you're better then the others and it doesn't give you the right to offend people. In conclusion, I believe that when you decide something you can be it. If you have power you can either use it wisely or foolishly and in the end you'll get what you deserve according to your intentions. There has been corruption since the beginning of time and it's not going to go away because its human nature. ...read more.

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