A couple of thoughts come to me this morning, observing world events and dynamics here locally.
Anyone who would deign set themselves up in a position of leadership must possess a certain level of hubris, and a sense of entitlement-- a sense of exceptionalism. That's natural and part of the job, and that narcissistic self-confidence is not necessarily a defect, rather it can be a source of great creative potential.
Still, I find it striking the enormous schism that exists between the two ways that a "sense of exceptionalism" can manifest itself:
1. The sense that because one is exceptional, the ethical mores that may bind mankind do not necessarily apply to oneself.
2. The sense that because one is exceptional, the ethical mores that may bind mankind may apply to oneself especially.
Worth chewing on, I suggest.
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