‘Evil Men and Immortality, Respect’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Whether one believes man evolved through millions of years from apes, or in the tale of Adam and Eve; it does not change the fact that humans made a few too many wrong turns in the course of their time on this earth. Throughout history, humans made the strangest of decisions with no apparent reasons to validate these choices. Men like Attila The Hun who was the epitome of cruelty and rapacity, a man who caused so much devastation and horror incomparable to any other records in the history of barbaric invasions. Hitler, Stalin,  Vlad Ţepeş the list of evil men could go on and on (Of course the most recent additions to this list are Bashar al-Assad of Syria and  Muammar Al-Gaddafi of Libya). All these men had something in common other than inhumane brutality, they thought they were immortal. These men roamed the lands, terrorizing populations like hellish beasts in human form. That is the root of all evil, the vision of immortality fueled by greed.

It is crazy how people strive to feel superior, to dominate everything and everyone. I don’t understand if that is human nature or not, but even if it is in human nature to feel that way, to have this egocentric need to be the “Big Dog”, one can agree that some people take it too far. I can accept a person who works hard to be the best at what [s]he does, I even respect such person. However, this person must not harm another in the process of reaching the top. All this sneaky, ass kissing, bribing, sleeping with the boss business must go. One might reach the top using all these unethical, immoral methods; one can gain the whole world acting that way, but one will in fact lose all respect others might’ve had for him/her at some point in time. Without respect, being on top isn’t worth a damn.

That is all… for now.

N.

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About Ahmed Gretly

Ahmed Nader Gretly. Construction/Site Engineer, fiction writer, poet, psychopath, researcher, a book addict, and a daydreamer from Cairo, Egypt. Currently doing Construction Project Management, MSc, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
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