False ambition and the abuse of power

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Are we conscious of the choices we are making? What impels us to do things we know may harm others? How can we learn to use whatever power we might have responsibly?

The dark, brooding story of Macbeth is largely a play about false ambition and the abuse of power in all its forms. A talented but flawed warrior and his obsessively ambitious wife use their position and ability to seize the crown of Scotland. Yet it brings them little joy, as they are slowly devoured by their need to control all around them.

The workshop proposes that power is about a lot more than formal position. - Read More