Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Is power attractive?

Echidne has a post about the sexual exploits of Julius Caesar, and there are comments expressing various views. What is undisputed is that JC slept with a lot of women and men. Some people think he used his political power to 'persuade' people to shag him. Some people think on the contrary he achieved power by being sexually charismatic: he 'slept his way to the top' as it were. Other argue that political power (and money) makes a man attractive.

I don't think power and money in themselves make a man attractive. Look at the richest and most powerful men of the world - Bush, Gates, Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Hu Jintao, Putin. None of them are the slightest bit attractive (to me at least). To be fair, some fairly rich and powerful men are attractive. Clinton is an example, and film stars etc. But I think their charisma has contributed to their success, rather than the other way round.

But what do you think? Does power make a person attractive to you?
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