This is. Excerpt from a book written by Gerry Spence, a very successful trial lawyer and writer:
Understanding the neurotic need for Power:
Many in positions of power take up such posts in The fulfillment of a neurotic need to exercise power over others- prison guards, police officers, some judges, some deans, some teachers, almost all politicians- you understand. Insecure, afraid, those who must maintain control are, indeed, lonely and frightened. Their awful sense of vulnerability is a disease of the psyche. It is marked by a dark, smoldering misery. Such people most frequently treat their disease with massive doses of power that manifests itself in anger, cruelty, and agression.
I think of Pluto, who said, " Access to power must be confined to those who are not in love with it." The old saying is old because it is true: " This will be a better world when the power of love replaces the love of power."