NEW DELHI, June 14 -- Sir John Dalberg Acton, 8th Baronet, a prominent historian and liberal Member of the Parliament, UK, of the 19th century, remarked, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"!

When a person has 'power' over people or things, it makes him/her corrupt. Power has the 'power' to morally destroy the nature of the one who holds it. It fills one with arrogance, which ultimately knocks one down. No doubt, power is the sure way to corruption.

'Politics' is the means to gain power. It often involves 'highhanded' ways. One's own self becomes the focal point in life. It goes to the point of self-absorption. Everything else matters hardly anything. No wonder, 'good sense' is bound to be at a loss then.