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The struggle for power is an age old one indeed Opposing nations vying for control of a province officials seeking powerful positions against equally cunning rivals and the fight for dominance in a household are all examples of this struggle It is a mental and physical battle fought on many different sides at once by many different means As a species humanity seems predisposed to seeking the upper hand even over those they may deem allies Advancement in science and technology gives certain nations dominance on a military and economical level Moral issues are fought in courtrooms in churches and on the streets Families are torn apart as wives try to break free of the chains of oppressive husbands Power is the ultimate attainable goal for most perhaps not on a surface level but at least subconsciously It is known that people in power change the world and who wouldnt want to be the one to shape their own destiny rather than leaving it in the hands of people who dont understand their situation Might is right is a mantra that may not be just but certainly has been the rule rather than the exception in many cultures Galileo held the power to change the world thought his discovery or at least peoples perception of it He held a truth that was dangerous to himself and those around him as it threatened to undermine the most fundamental teachings of both science and religion simultaneously It was truth indeed but at what cost What does one do with such power in their hands Similarly Prospero Shakespeares fictional sorcerer from the play The Tempest held power that one might consider god-likepower to call upon storms and speak to muses His was a might that was awe-inspiring but at the same time he isolated himself to devote himself to his art and to science He must have known the danger of his power and thus reveled in it
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