Power is Intoxicating

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Menace, by Allie Brosh

When I was in art school I wanted to write and illustrate children’s books, until I realized I couldn’t draw my way out of a paper bag. So I continue to live vicariously through the genius of others, Allie Brosh being one of them. I am compelled to share this genius in her wonderful story called ‘Menace.’ It’s a children’s story but is it? When she says “…four-year-olds lack the experience to wield power responsibly. They have no idea what to do with it or how to control it…”, I have to wonder. Enjoy.

Power is intoxicating. Everyone loves having the ability to make their decisions into reality — to think “this should be something that happens,” and then actually be able to make that thing happen.

It is also dangerous.
And it is especially dangerous when applied to four-year-olds.
Four-year-olds lack the experience to wield power responsibly. They have no idea what to do with it or how to control it.
But they love it.

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