GMAT Essay Topic 555 - "Of all the manifestations * of power, restraint in the use of that power impresses people most." * manifestations: apparent signs or indicators Explain what you think this quotation means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Develop your position with reasons and/or specific examples drawn from history, current events, or your own experience, observations, or reading.
Some people argue that "of all the manifestations" of power, restraint in the use of that power impresses people most.
Some people argue that "of all the manifestations" of power, restraint in the use of that power impresses people most. I agree, whatever the power is big or not, restraint in the use of that power does impress people most, for the consequences of the power being used influence people a lot. More often than not people got the impression from the exact aspecs dicussed as follows.
As we all know there are kinds of manifestations of power or accompanied with it such as prestige, wealth (at least wealthier than common working staff), privilege in certain fields and conditions, and the like. Here, I should say, for power always is awarded to someone and once the one gets the power, he or she owns the rights awaded by the power. From the very beginning of the use of power, as we know, one did it not for fulfilling a certain hidden purpose but for the benefit of the majority. as it happened in a commnity, when people need make a decision of whether there should build a shoppingmall in the community and the opinions are different, the chairman who was awared for a certain power analysized the opinions and the detailed conditions of the community and would form a decision for the sake of the mass. However,with the development of the economy and the increasing disparities on certain beliefs and concepts, more and more with power violate the power.
In order to satisfy some personal need, some people may use the power to get what they want. There is an exact example happening around me. A teacher of a primary school once told his students who were only 7 or 8 years old that he would like to let students to choose the exact gift they would send to him for the coming of festival in terms of avoiding repetition. we can imagine the incident influenced the children how much.
More and more incidents made us suspicious of the real function of the power. With the connection of the person and the power, power became the tools of the person, who often uses the privilege to do things sometims harmful to the public. The corruption is the very concequence of the abuse of power and hurts the society and the public most.
All these abuse of power should be restrained since they violate the very point of the foudmental purposes of the power. However, even there are so many negative aspecs of abuse of power, we can not deny the adequate instances of importance and merits of power. We also must confess the kinds of power comprise a total effective structure of a country, an organization and even a family.
Eventually, we should make full use of the positive aspecs of power and restrain it in an appropriate scale ; as the concequences of power may have a great impact on us such as the belief, the confidence, the trust and so on.