Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
To those who say “the world is simple”, I say “the world is complex”. To those who say “the world is complex”, I say “the world is simple”.
How can this be so?
The world is vast. It’s a simple truth with complex implications.
The lowest low: you go from self-deprecating to believing you’re of no worth to anybody. Your self-image fails to become independent, and so, it becomes scornfully dependent.
The highest height: you believe in yourself. As opposed to seeing value in being used by other people you see value in using other people.
People see value in others through themselves and they value who or what is useful to them. This applies to the highest height and the lowest low. The highest height is simply a matter of realizing this.