Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Do Powerful people always realize when they are getting favorable treatment?

While every day it seems that we hear about an abuse of power or fame, this may be misleading. When Henry II said "who will rid me of this turbulent priest," four of his knights overhead him, and thinking to anticipate his orders, went to Canterbury, where they killed Thomas a Beckett. So often, people who want to impress the high and mighty try to do what they imagine they would like done. While often they are right, in a few cases they are doing something which was not expected.

Also, people in authority can become so removed from the real world that they do not even realize that they are getting special treatment. They may come to believe that everyone gets it. So when you see someone who declares that they did not ask for, nor expect something, they may be being truthful.

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