Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Will To Power

"The quality of the will to power is, precisely, growth. Achievement is its cancellation. To be, the will to power must increase with each fulfillment, making the fulfillment only a step to a further one. The vaster the power gained the vaster the appetite for more. "

- Ursula K. Le Guin

2 comments:

Ashwin said...

So, essentially, we should not allow achievement, or our belief in achievement stop the process of learning and growing? I assume this applies to the whole of life.

Paul said...

Hi Ashwin! I think Le Guin would agree with you that we should not allow achievement to stop growth.

Do you see any similarity between what she calls, "the will to power", and what others might call the insatiable nature of the self for aggrandizement?