A quote from “The Power Paradox” by Dacher Keltner.

“The Lord of the Flies begins with an election. The boys are to choose between Ralph, who is respectful, calm, and physically imposing, and Jack, who is obsessed with weaponry, meat, tribal markings, and killing the island’s pigs. The boys caste their first votes for Ralph and start forming a society with democratic dialogues, rules, schedules and duties. It is only a matter of time, though, before Jack grabs power. He converts the young boys to his cause with face painting. He rules his recruits through coercive bouts of bullying and telling them chilling tales of supernatural monsters hovering in the forests nearby. By the end of the book, Jack and his tribe are hunting down Ralph as their cannibalistic calls pierce the air.”  Does it remind you of anywhere?


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