A Comparison of Myself to Adolf Hitler

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“Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle. If you do not fight, life will never be won.” (Hitler) For most of the world, Adolf Hitler's name is synonymous with thoughts of hatred, criminality, and pure evil. Although he is responsible for the greatest genocide known to humanity, Hitler is now known to be one of the most influential World leaders we’ve ever known. Although Adolf Hitler and I share similar aspects pertaining to our black-and-white thinking, views on eugenics, and our leadership abilities, there are considerable differences in our moral values and how our goals are approached. I tend to regard my views and personality traits as interpersonal and therefore avoid projecting them on other individuals; Hitler, on the other hand, created a massive world power to force his ideals on the people and created path of destruction and misery.

Individuals who have the logical fallacy of black and white thinking view their world in absolutes. There is no middle ground and they make their way through life with an all-or-nothing attitude. Hitler and I share this personality trait. For me, getting ninety-five percent on a test is equal to a zero. Without perfect success, there is failure. Instead of fumbling with uncertainties, I clearly define my goals and carry them out with precision and certainty. Everything, from the color coordination in my closet, to my meticulously plucked eyebrows, is direct result of my perfectionist attitude. I’ve even been known to re-write class notes if there are too many miss-spellings or my handwriting is sloppy. Although we have this common trai...

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... difference in our life goals and moral values. In his journey to Germany as the greatest world power, he murdered millions and left a dark cast on the entire country that still haunts them today. I intend to leave a positive impact on the world, while Hitler’s name will continue to be associated with some of the most horrific times in humanity. One of the most debatable questions in history asks if Adolf Hitler was a genius or simply a sociopath drunk with power.

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