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Power Corrupts
April 2, 2014|Blog

Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

In the past, I believed that my skills made me superior to others. Although these abilities were not always useful in daily life, it felt great to use them. Society tends to group people with similar interests and skills, which led me to view others as challenges that I needed to overcome.

However, as time passed, I began to see people with different skills than mine, which made me feel small and made it harder to beat them at their own game. I realized that simply knowing I was better was not enough, and that growth without a goal was an endless battle that led me to lose my strength.

I had to start over, do things differently, and see people for who they really are. I began to appreciate that I am not the only one responsible for the future and that every person can teach me something. It was a huge change that had to start in my head.

Initially, I thought that everyone in my path had to feel like they were winning against me. However, losing felt better than I thought, and I began to focus on acquiring knowledge and understanding myself better. Over time, I learned that growth comes from a real understanding of the importance of all living creatures.

Knowledge may lead to humility, but it is not a requirement. I have met people who have offered their hand to strangers without power or knowledge, and it has inspired me. After being corrupted by power, I learned that I do not need to understand that ignorance is a virtue to make use of that virtue.


Sebastian Iturralde

I am a fiction blogger and lover of literature, art, and all things creative. As a citizen of this beautiful planet, I am constantly inspired by the natural world around me.


  • Geno
    June 4, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    This post captures, to some degree, how I’m feeling right now. Good stuff!

  • July 4, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I liked reading this article. But I am not able to grasp the meaning of last line, what does it mean? I can understand the feeling but I am not able to put it into simple words so my mind can process and remember the learning. Can you explain? Thanks.

  • Daniel
    October 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you!

  • February 25, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Finally, strong words

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    Author's Note
    The Andes' highlands served as a source of inspiration for this short story. I hope you'll find the same beauty and wonder in its words that I did while crafting it.
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