Am I Machiavellian?
I got an awkward 75 at the official quiz... according to a researcher, men are more Machiavellian than women. This is probably... not good, lol.
Reading is such an important thing. I mean, we're discussing a lot of Political philosophers in class lately, and you know, there are a lot of things I didn't know about these people. Like, if we say a person is Machiavellian then we remember Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and different ruthless words come into our mind. However, if we read into his history then you can gain some form of empathy for the dude. He got tortured, lost his high-profile job that he loved so much. He even dedicated The Prince to Lorenzo de Medici. Dude didn't even get his job back. It's like he wrote the book sucking up to him, really. But when you think of it, everything makes sense. I would never agree to such a way of ruling. Ever. However, I do feel for him. I wish he had a happy life, at the very least. Not much is known about his demise.
I know that you're probably like, "How could someone be excited at a dead dude's life?" I can't explain it.
I just simply love to learn! Even if I fail (which I do not... 98% of the time), the process is immensely fun and exciting for me!