Grab Power And Drop Responsibility

vpaulose By vpaulose, 7th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Everyone wants to grab power and position in life. But most of the people conveniently forget about the responsibility and accountability that the position brings with it. The Sanskrit saying insists that when you take a position you should remember the responsibilities that come with it.

Grab Power And Drop Responsibility- It is the modern trend!

Most of the people conveniently forget about the responsibility and accountability that the position brings with it. The Sanskrit saying insists that when you take a position you should remember the responsibilities that come with it.

Grab Power And Drop Responsibility- It is the modern trend!

It is human nature to be in a greater position. You want to be better than the other person. That is what happened at the fall of Eve in the garden of Eden. She wanted to be as powerful as God. She forgot the responsibility of abiding by the commandment of God. Everyone wants to enjoy greater position and power.

Why do people want to have more power?

Power is a pleasure. Greater power allows more freedom for pleasure. People aspire for power because power allows them to capture what they love, to enjoy what they want, and to get rid of what they hate. Everyone wants to be in position and have power over others. But they forget about the responsibilities. Every position does not stop with power and money; it brings with it duties and responsibilities. You have to work hard and render service to be worthy of the position of influence and impact.

What happens if the power is with an unworthy person?


If an unworthy person, who does not possess the necessary skills and intelligence, is positioned in power he cannot do justice and carry out his responsibilities. That is why Thiruvalluvar, the noted wise man of South India, says in his Thirukural that those who are in power should possess the triple qualities of alertness, learning and bravery, without which they cannot carry out their responsibilities(Thirukkural 383). They should develop their skills by education and proper training (Thirukkural 382).

Power and responsibilities decide the sociological and economical destinies

A few days back, I happened to watch a movie released in 2010 in the USA, titled “Inside Job”. It emphasizes the importance of rights of positions and responsibilities for a common good in a community. It points out that the global crisis that has been leading to economical problems, especially the global financial crisis of 2008 which cost over 20 trillion dollars has been the tuggle between power and responsibilities.The movie has also provided a comprehensive analysis into the crisis that led millions of people lose their jobs and homes.
Please refer: http://expertscolumn.com/content/inside-job-film-reminds-rights-and-resp...

Position and power in any field should motivate a person towards more fruitful service, and not towards selfish corruption that we find in many places. Remember the famous quotation of the movie “Spiderman” --”With great power comes great responsibility”. Hence do not desire for a chair until you deserve it.

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Cause Crisis, Education, Lesson From Movies, Position, Power, Responsibility, Thiruvalluvar, Training, Traits To Develop, Unworthy People, World Crisis

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author avatar aniketnik
3rd Mar 2013 (#)

Excellent way to explain the things. Great way to end the post. The best part of the post was the fact that there are triple qualities that come into picture with power, and they are alertness, learning and bravery. At the end it was spiderman and chair that played a very important role in making the things simple. Great post.

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