I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it would be like to run an empire.
I am not arrogant enough to believe I’m entitled to such an opportunity; however, I would be foolish to ignore its potential. A person with power has the potential to reach so many more people than someone without it. Power is regarded as the foremost cause of a person’s fall from grace. It doesn’t have to be that way though. There are plenty of people who can handle power and everything it brings. Perhaps we need to consider that we’re giving power to the wrong people.
Think about all the institutions that currently have power. Are they using their power for good or as a means to become an untouchable, unreachable juggernaut? I’m tired of living in a world where the voice of an individual means nothing. It’s only when numerous like-minded people unify their message that anything gets done. Why doesn’t it have to be that way? An empire that grows so large that it’s unable to meet with each and every person, shake their hand, and hear them out is not one that’s worth sustaining.
Every empire starts small and then grows from there. The rate of expansion has to be gradual to prevent the weakening of the empire infrastructure. An empire that’s worth anything has to be consistent throughout. Any sign of inconsistency could throw off the empire’s purpose and throw its continued effectiveness into question.
I would use my empire to enlighten the masses while also assisting those who have fallen on hard times to get on the path towards a better life.
This existence is not about the accumulation of wealth or other material things. It’s about serving others and making the world as a whole a better place.
Having an empire that helps people while also staying financially solvent is not only possible. It’s necessary. Every industry has an empire that presides over it. These empires are not regarded as monopolies because they still permit competition; however, the existence of competition should not be mistaken for its functionality. In the face of empires, smaller entities are left to sweep up whatever crumbs remain. This is part of the illusion of choice.
If I had an empire, I would do things differently. I would leave the world better than I found it and encourage others to do the same.