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On achieving ones goals, on the need for power and on trying to do what’s right.
Published on June 9, 2004 By EFalgui In Personal Relationships
Though I am a great believer in the golden rule. There are times in a person’s life when one has to take advantage of others. For one reason or another, there are points in a person’s life that there is very little choice, where one as to choose between achieving ones goals or letting go of the opportunity. I guess it all comes down to two things, is it more important for me to achieve my goals right now, or is the person I have a relationship with more important to me.

In our life we create relationships for a purpose, it can be for friendship, companionship, love, sex or money and power etc. Most of the time our intentions are benign, but sometimes the need for more power and money gets the better of us. There are also times when we “have to” choose between two evils, here we can make two choices, its either we take the lesser of the two evils or the choice where we gain the most.

I myself love power, I have a strong need for it, a desire to be better and than others. Sometimes this can be overwhelming, because of this I found one should find something that is more important to him than power. Family, friends or a girlfriend, with these things our needs/wants are tempered by the feelings we hold towards the people we care for.

However much we try to do what’s right, there will always someone who will disagree with our actions. Maybe they disagree with it because they weren’t able to think it up themselves or maybe they will lose a hold on something or someone. One has to realize that someone will always be affected by our actions, and that even if we have good intent someone always ends up losing. We may not know them or even care, but if we try to remember this we will be able to choose who it is that will get affected. Always think things through, consider all possibilities before doing anything. When you do this, there will be less chance of hurting someone you care for.

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on Jun 09, 2004
There are times in a person’s life when one has to take advantage of others


I couldn't possibly disagree more. I can't imagine a single situation that justifies "taking advantage" of another person. It is unethical, dishonest, and deplorable behavior. If one can't deal with others in an honest and fair manner, I feel sorry for them because they truly do not understand the things that are really important in life.

My two cents, for what it's worth. (about 1 1/2 cents)
on Jun 09, 2004
it's true to a point Mason. To a point. Not as far as this guy's going with it but to a point, yeah.
on Jun 09, 2004
I can't imagine a single situation that justifies "taking advantage" of another person. It is unethical, dishonest, and deplorable behavior.


We use the people we know all our lives, just as they use us. The really important thing is that you know how much they mean to you, just as you would care more for a friend you have known for 8 years that someone you have just met. Anyway it is rare for a person to have no ulterior motive for meeting and getting to know somone new. Im not saying it doesnt happen, only that its rare.

it's true to a point Mason.To a point. Not as far as this guy's going with it but to a point, yeah.


I guess it really depends on the person. Just as Mason disagrees with me and you agreeing, but only to a point. i guess it will depends on ones experiences how one does things in life.


(This is just my own opinion please dont get offended. anyway it doesnt really matter if you gus get offended or not. as i said this is my own opinion and everyones entitled to one. Anyway i wouldnt write this if i didnt want to hear anyone elses opinions about it, so feel free to comment.)
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