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leaders can delude themselves to believe that they are working for the greater good, but are engaging in behavior that is morally wrong for example when the leaders at animal farm (the pigs) wanted more food so they reasoned  « You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig » Napoleon attempts to make it seems as if their much larger portions of food are necessary for all of the animals. A sense of power can cause a leader to believing that the rules that govern what is right and what is wrong does not apply to him/her they might make themselves believe that they have the people’s best interests at heart therefore there’s nothing wrong with their actions. Although people almost always know the right thing, to do their sense of power makes it easier to rationalize away the ethical lapse.Leaders can also become intoxicated by power , they might take part in morally incorrect or even illegal behavior simply because they can and will get away with it, Napoleon cruelly exerted power over his followers simply because he can. Napoléon stated that « there would now be work on Sunday afternoons as well. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half. » this type of treatment is cruel and is showing signs of dictatorship but his followers are willing to reason that it’s okay because he/she is the leader and they can do what they want. power can profoundly influence how we think. When we gain status, our inner arguments get warped and our natural sympathy for others is disappears. Leaders get a new concept of life which is based solely around we deserve what we want, how dare they resist Don’t they know who I am.