It’s normal to expect the best out of people but coercing it is a different matter. Either through a gentle means of encouragement or a somewhat backhanded form of manipulation.
Any aspect of life can be affected this way; social, economical, spiritual, etc. Even the mind and soul of a person can too, including the body through surgical or genetic alteration.
Always wanting the best in something can bring out the worst in people, specially the worst in those not content enough to accept flaws. Flaws in others or themselves, in anything they believe in or have any control over.
Some things are inevitable, they will happen with or without a helping hand. It’s called evolution. To actually force the issue is almost always at the detriment of the subject.
It can be instantly or as an unforeseen series of consequences lasting generations.
Almost always because the person(s) manipulated has found out about the transgression that has been thrust upon them with out their permission.
It’s one thing for them to offer a hand and hope it’s reached back. It’s another to and have them dragged along, kicking and screaming. More than anything you can expect either a cold calculated move or an over emotional response.
Retaliation in protest or retribution as violence.
Laura Steel © 2014