Sunday, September 2, 2018

Machiavelli - Philosopher of power

Machiavelli - Philosopher of power.

Recently I read a biography of Machiavelli. You might have heard of him, if not then remember the term on his name; Machiavellian, which is synonymous with devious. Yes, I am talking about that person whom many regards as a devil on earth. He proposed many ways to earn money and to rule, of course not the pious ways. He is known today as a Philosopher of power by his masterpiece 'The Prince
Machiavelli - Philosopher of power

He was no Prince by himself. He came from a middle-class family and early in his childhood he got interested in history because of his father. At an early age, he knew about great leaders and rulers who ruled, a lengthy one, like Julius Ceasar.

Motivational Aspects

It was just the very brief description of his life. Now come to motivational aspects. He became second Chancellor of Florence. He remained in the politics for many years but his life took an important turn when he was out of politics. He thought politics was his life and politics of Florence too need that kind of sage mind. But nature had its own plan for him.

Like Charles Darwin, he didn't know about writing a book which will bring a revolution in its field. Mr. Darwin's life was unexpected as of Machiavelli's. Both of them did the same thing, they didn't stop working and thinking while their lives were drifting swiftly. Machiavelli composed a few poetry works but never recognized as a poet among the public and other poets. He was much interested in the art of war; how to win a war and win brilliantly.

When he was in his farm, he had plenty of time to ponder on the mistakes which the Florence Government made and which great leaders avoid. Though he was disheartened by the life but he kept busing himself in reading and compiling the facts that could help any ruler to rule as long as many leaders, soldiers and warriors had done.
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Motivation For Us

From this, we get two things.

First, we are not in the proper and full control of our lives and if it makes an unexpected turn we should adapt ourselves in such a way to keep cling to the life and our purpose (if you have found our purpose). 

Second, I am quoting my quote here,

 "In faith we expect, by expecting we hope, hope prolongs the torment, which is dangerous to the present." 
Machiavelli didn't stay back and hope for someone to come and do what he did by his writings. He had no faith in someone else rather he had faith in himself. He knew he had a great and philosophical mind and that mind was for politics so he dedicated his mind on politics. He did political work when he was out of politics. You can remove a political person from politics but cannot remove politics from him. That was how Machiavelli was and that is how everyone should be. 'Cling to his passion no matter what the world is saying.'
Another lesson which Machiavelli gives us is, "Man cannot empower their own nature." He was a bawdy voluptuary and remained for many years of his life. He didn't try to change himself. He remained what he was. A person does something contrary to his nature, that is the main reason for many of our problems. Each and every person is different so all must act differently.

Moreover, as I have mentioned that he was interested in politics and didn't wander on other subjects. If he read history that was also related to politics one way or the other. He stuck to one thing and become exceptional. That is how one stands out from the crowd. He is supposed to concentrate on one thing, brood over and over on it, get from it as much as he can and if he thinks he is finished with his work go over for next target. That is how we can achieve aims. Many folks have more than one interests. For example, Machiavelli also wrote plays and he got very famous through his plays too. So here's the lesson curiosity, consistency and adaptability lead one to success.