Power is the ability to cause the suffering of another. It is constantly abused, and rarely used for anything of worth. Those who care have no love for such things.
People have a longing to control others. That is why peace will never last. As soon as one ceases hostilities, another seizes the opportunity to strike.
Bending someone to your will is the mark of a tyrant. There are those who break under the pressure. Still others will fight back only to become the thing they hate.
To the victor go the ashes that remain. The lust for control leaves only destruction in its wake. That which was prized becomes hollow and worthless.
In beating evil, you must conquer your own desires. What you want will always be used against you. Those who are satisfied cannot be bought at any price.
If you control a thing, you own it. The fruits of your lust become a grievous burden. You might gain the world, but it will be at the loss of your soul.