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” Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.”  – John Adams

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

” Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.”  – John Adams

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about those in positions of power have a responsibility to act with integrity and to always consider the ethical implications of their actions. It also highlights the importance of holding leaders accountable for their behavior and actions. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of this quote in this present day.