Misuse Of Power Essay

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“Power is the capability or the ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events”(Webster). The misuse of power can depend on how high in society a person is to obtain an amount of power. Too much power can be a negative thing for some people to have, because humanity has a long and devastating track record of events that regards to the topic of abusive power. Power can be a negative tool when it’s abused by an individual for retaliation, personal gain, or constant controlling. Fa Zheng, an advisor or by Liu Bei, “General Who Spreads Martial Might”(Revolvy), from the Eastern Han Dynasty, 206 BC to 220 AD , and more recently, Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa, Arizona in 2010, are two examples of people that took advantage of their power. Fa Zheng abused his power by taking revenge on the people who insulted him prior to his position of becoming an advisor and had them executed…show more content…
An example that proves power can have positive benefits is that an “individual creativity is itself possible only in the context of all the linguistic, cultural, scientific, and technological heritage of humankind”(Shaviro 149). This would mean that the power within communism can be a positive by the creativity of an individual on the society. To exemplify, an individual who used communism as a positive creativity is Karl Marx, the father of communism. Marx used communism in positive creativity by “constructed his vision of communism out of the human and technological possibilities already visible in his time, given the priorities that be adopted by a new socialist society” (Ollman). However, it would depend on how the creativity of the individual would affect society as a whole, as a result “gives limitations of any attempts to imagine utopia”(Shaviro 148). All in all, the type of position in power and the level of creativity an individual has can lead to a negative impact on

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