“It is the same with man as with the tree … The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthward, downward, into the dark and deep—into the evil.” —- by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
It’s common sense that the tree needs soil, water, air and sunlight to grow bigger and stronger, what’s more, the higher the tree grows up to the light, and the deeper its root has to go deeper downward into the dark side in order to maintain a good stabilization without being blown off easily by strong wind.
Somehow, mankind is the same, the higher rank people want to climb up for power or fortune, the more difficulties they have to go through, some experiences are good to help improve people’s abilities, some are nasty enough to make people go evil…
Most of the time, people don’t have much choice to choose what they want or what they don’t, some of them even are willing to do whatever it takes to reach their dreams. During the process, some people have the ability to control themselves not to drift away from their original life track. However, part of them not that lucky, they ended up losing their souls to devil for their greedy desires.
There are always options in front of mankind to be taken. But which one we should choose or what we want to become, it is entirely up to the individual person.