Glad it’s been working out for you, CJ! Ever consider yourself an outlier?
But to your point about power — you’re right, the mere individual will suffer anywhere in the world where will to dominate reigns supreme, especially if they belong to some minority or otherwise vulnerable group.
Unfortunately, countries with more favorable leadership models are located in disaster prone areas.
We can’t win.
Only do the best we can to survive — and thrive if we’re lucky.
And of course, there are always outliers (of which I’ve been at various times but rarely in a position to feel good about it).