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Humans are the most superior living beings on Earth and as such are on a higher level than that of animals Men have the ability of reasoning thought progress and inventiveness and thus have formed civilizations In this view one would expect that such civilizations are based on cultured and refined aspects unlike those of animals However a question remains Is humanity run by savage instincts or by the very aspects that distinguish humankind In other words are men ruled by fear or respect Philosopher John Locke has stated that fear is an uneasiness of the mind upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us This is an attractive way of describing something that does not flatter mankind If we take a look at religion or the army that have successfully endured all the changes in history - it may seem that respect is in the basis of them but this is only a mere scratch at the surface of the matter Isnt respect and tolerance a two way street We love desire and hope only in respect of pleasure whereas we hate fear and grieve only in respect of pain Most religions revolve around fear of punishment and expectance of a reward In regard to this Nietzsche said God has died He means to say that by doing this God has left a place for the Super-man who is not weak and does not require protection from the unknown from his own fear With this said it is difficult to argue that there is any place for respect However if we take a close look at power it is possible to distinguish the significance of the role that respect plays in creating it The three sources for the creation of power as listed by Morgenthau are the expectance of benefits the fear of obstacles and the respect or love for men or institutions Many leaders have been chosen in the
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