[LMB] Authority and its drawbacks re:Gregor

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Apr 20 16:53:21 BST 2017


> On Apr 20, 2017, at 8:38 AM, Dave McMillan <skyefire at skyefire.org> wrote:
> 
>    Apropos, I just recently hit the point in Ryk E Spoor's latest novel (/Challenges of the Deeps/), where a character makes the contention that power does not corrupt, but rather reveals.  The conversation is part of a discussion of "The Two Mirrors", and how you know a person's true measure only after seeing them in (paraphrasing) both the Mirror of Power and the Mirror of Desperation -- "What will you do when you have absolute power and no accountability, and what will you justify in the name of expediency in your moment of greatest need?"

I won’t go that far.   I think it does both.

I have noted that age can reveal as well.   When you get to a certain age, adjusting one’s personality to fit society’s norms can sometimes not be worth the effort.


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