I'm special. That's why I would like to think that no rules apply to me, says Susan Erasmus. But what if everyone thinks that?
Very few people can handle power sensibly. There is a reason why there are so many leaders, but so few Mandelas and Gandhis. Unbridled power does have the tendency to bring out the absolute pits in people. And it seems to get worse over time. (Think Robert Mugabe – he's what's left of human nature when everyone around you is too scared to say no).