Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
There are those who believe that everything we do is inspired by the desire for power in its various forms. They maintain that our actions are nothing but expressions of a striving for power. In this view, even when we act kindly toward other people, we are motivated, whether we know it or not, by a desire to have some control over their lives, for our act of kindness puts them partially in our power.
Adapted from Leszek Kolakowski, “Freedom, Fame, Lying, and Betrayal: Essays on Everyday Life”
Are people’s actions motivated primarily by a desire for power over other?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：motivate, power
正：As human beings, we always want to be better than other people to have a better chance of survival.
反：People’s actions are motivated primarily by their own interests.
补：We should not take power too seriously.