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From the urge to be something springs leadership…

So, the mind is everlastingly seeking to be something, and thereby increasing its own sense of power, position, prestige. From the urge to be something springs leadership, following, the worship of success; and hence there is no deep individual perception of inward reality. If one actually sees this whole process, then is it possible to cut at the root of one’s search for power? Do you understand the meaning of that word power? The desire to dominate, to possess, to exploit, to depend on another, all that is implied in this search for power. We can find other and more subtle explanations, but the fact is that the human mind is seeking power and, in the search for power, it loses its individuality.

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— J. Krishnamurti