The capacity to wield unlimited power is something I'm sure many people thirst
after- as, I'm sure, a man lost in the desert would really dig a million gallons
of water while he dies of thirst. When people don't have something,
or enough of it to suit their desires, they set themselves
towards getting more than they really need. The saying "absolute power
corrupts absolutely" is applicable only when greed, the power over other
people's lives or religion/government are connected with that power. When
will power or the power to teach others wisdom is the power in
question, one cannot be corrupted by it- nor can one have too much of it.
And, yes, I absolutely agree that when one person gets too much power in their
hands, their actions can easily be and most likely will be guided
by whimsy. After all, since they have all the power in their hands, who
can refute them- even over a whim? Such people who act in this fashion, allowing
themselves to be lured by whimsy and power, are not to be trusted
nor are they to be loved. You can't love someone, or even like them, if they
have no love for anyone else but themselves. But, boy, you sure can fear them.
And, of course, fear is the catalyst for respect. Isn't it?
I dunno. Go ask someone who has a lot of power at their disposal.