Film explores how power reveals character

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist.

The cliché “power corrupts” is wrong. Power reveals. It reveals the true character of those who possess it.

If you really want to know a person’s character, watch how he relates to those over whom he has power. Almost everyone treats their peers and those above them well. But watch how your friends and colleagues treat their waiter, the retail clerk, the receptionist or secretary, or their spouse and children. Then you’ll begin to understand who that person really is.

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