Many in positions of power take up such post in fulfillment of a neuritic need to exercise power over others- prison guards,police officers some judges, teachers,parents, politicians- you understand. Insecure, afraid, those who maintain control are indeed, lonely, frightened. Their awful sense of vulnerability is a disease of the psyche. Such people usually treat their disease with massive doses of power that manifests itself in anger, cruelty, and aggression. I think of Plato, who said, " Access to power must be confined to those who are are not in love with it."
'This will be a better world when the power of love replaces the love of power."
The above was from one of my favorite author's- Gerry Spence-