Those who seek power must never enter public service. Service to others and power for oneself have opposite intentions. Selflessness is an inherent trait of service. It requires humility, understanding, and a healthy self-respect alongside reasoned self-restraint. Seeking power, on the other hand, is an entirely inert, destructive, selfish and ultimately self-annihilating endeavor. It roots in our thoughtless ego, our natural animal instinct to dominate to survive. While the ultimate goal remains the same – survival of our species – selfishness by its very nature excludes others; and no one person can ensure we endure the test of time. So the pure instinct that covets power has no place in a parliament of servants.