Power can do weird things to people. especially weak people with limited ability.
And these people are not necessarily bad people....initially.
It's the power, placed in their hands which turned them bad.
Power makes them lose their head, so to speak.
And of course in most instances, having power means having more money.
Perfect ingredients to corrupt people.
They also get arrogant and almost always turned stupid.
This is particularly true among Malay men.
Example - Nice Malay man, work hard, get promoted into position of power and make extra money, became arrogant, get itchy, use extra money to chase other women, abandon wife and kids for other women, extra money not enough to sustain life with newly acquired trophy wife or cute girlfriend, get corrupted because need even more money....and the story goes on.
Sounds familiar isn't it?
Well, men of other races are actually the same, except probably they are better at earning more money.
Chinese men for instance also have the same tendency except that they go the other way around - get corrupted first, then get more money, then get more power, then become arrogant, then chase after other women....and so on and so forth.
Indian men....errr, I don't know much about Indian men....even if I know, I won't write about them because if I do, they will probably come here and start to threaten to sue me....banyak leceh want to layan them when they are like that.
Well. all men are by nature bastards.
Errr...I think I had went off topic lah.
Actually, I just want to write about how people lost their brain once they have or thought they have power.
Let me go straight to that, because otherwise I may start to bitch about men again.
Okay, I know this guy whom I used to regard as a nice guy.
The latest I heard was that he has turned not so nice.
The reason was probably because he had been selected to join the team of recently installed Deputy Prime Minister DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
That means he is on his way to be in a position of power.
I learned that even his language has changed.
He publicly used words such as "jahil" on people who disagreed with him when discussing the current political mess.
"Jahil" means ignorant or stupid in Arabic but in the Malay language, it carries a harsher connotation.
I think it's unnecessary for him to use that word just to show that he is defending his boss and the current establishment.
Seriously, I don't think that it's going to make things better.
People will simply get angrier not only with him but also his boss because of such arrogance.
They may not be able to do much now but two and a half years from now, things will be different at the polls.
If the guy continues on this path, I'm afraid he will sooner or later become corrupt and stupid like the example I gave.
Why can't people get powerful and remain good, humble and honest?
Is it so difficult to be like that?
Personally, I respect people who remain cool and nice despite being powerful.