Albert Einstein, brought up the theory of relativity hinting towards a superpower for the well being of the mankind. But all he had to end up with was, signing a silly paper which was used to develop a bomb later…
Later, in August 1945, two fission bombs were dropped on Japan devastating the country for almost a lifetime.
By 1990, the Internet got the most recognizable form, when computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. The World Wide Web or the internet fulfilled everything in regards to the problems of connectivity and it did as a superpower.
Internet pornography is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Every second over 3000 dollars are spent on making these movies and videos. There’s one porn site which reveals certain stats that will blow our mind. It says, “Though the site has only been around for ten years, the site already contains more than 173 years worth of videos“. Mind it – India is the 3rd most Porn Watching Country In The World, Up From 4th Last Year.
Internet, the superpower with regards to connectivity has been constantly corrupting the minds of adults along with the kids and teens.
There is the computer, there are mobile phones and there are many other superpowers that have been created or invented by us for the betterment and well-being of humankind as a whole. But all of those powers have led humans towards destruction because of our lack of wisdom for using them.
The historian Lord Acton expressed his mind in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”
Let me give you a small example of my own behaviour…
I tend to behave very well and polite when I am in the midst of an unknown crowd as I can’t do just anything as I wish. When I come to a place where I have some known people, I get a little more scope to open up… so to speak I get little more power on my hands and then I do few things at my will though still, I can’t do just everything that I wish to do. But when I am all alone in my room, I get the feeling of being on my throne with all power bestowed upon me where I tend to do anything and everything as I wish – even something that can sometimes go against my ethics and my health.
The Bible instructs a few people who have power and authority bestowed upon them:
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.”
“Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate.”
“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.”
A father has the authority and power over his children. Thus he has been warned and instructed to not to abuse his power. A master over a servant has also been instructed likewise. And all the above instructions point at one and only one issue – that is, the human nature of misusing and abusing power and authority.
We wish to have superpowers in our hands, we wish to eradicate this and that from this earth with a gifted superpower but we know and realize that at the end that we always tend to lose our credibility and our character whenever we are allowed a little power and authority.
Then why wish for it? Why seek power? Why can’t we just make use of what we were given or have naturally and rely on God for the rest?
In the end, I want to finish this article quoting TV Journalist Judd Rose which made me smile…
“With power comes the abuse of power. And where there are bosses, there are crazy bosses. It’s nothing new.”