"PEOPLE IN POWER ARE VERY OFTEN SOME OF THE EMPTIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD"
"And so as we look this difficult world with a loss of the environment and global warming and the depredations in the oceans, let's not look to the people in power to change things because the people in power, I'm afraid to say, are very often some of the emptiest people in the world and they are not going to change things for us. We have to find that light within ourselves, we have to find the light within our communities and our wisdom and our own creativity. We can't wait for the people in power to make things better for us cause they are never going to, not unless we make them. Now they say that human nature is competitive, that human nature is aggressive, that human nature is selfish - it's just the opposite: human nature is actually cooperative, human nature is actually generous, human nature is actually community-minded. What we see at this conference with people sharing information, people receiving information, people committed to the better world, that's actually human nature. And what I'm saying to you is, if you find that light within, if you find your own nature, we will be kinder unto ourselves and we will also be kind to nature."
The Power of Addiction and the Addiction of Power - Gabor Maté