Most people would refuse to become President of their country.
They’d be scared, because obviously that’s a lot of power and responsibility, specially when one is unprepared for it.
The same people would gladly accept to become father or mother and exercise the power and responsibility that go with those titles. They’d be happy to be president of their local club or association. Or CEO of a startup. But becoming a Prime minister or President of their country, would make them nervous and they’d decline.
Most people would also refuse to drink a full bottle of vodka or Sodabi at once. They’d be scared. That’s a lot of losing up or losing control they don’t want to experiment, specially if they are not from Togo or Russia.
They same people would gladly accept a glass or two of Italian wine or Nigerian palm wine. Such moderate level of alcohol would make them enjoy their friends or food better. But drinking at once a full bottle of wine, vodka or Sodabi is something they’d be opposed to.
Strangely, when it comes to money, these rational and sane people would forget that money is as potent as political power or alcohol. They’d all wish to become millionaire or billionaire instantly if possible. They’d even play lottery.
In fact, like power or alcohol, money to some extend would change the state of mind and behavior of people beyond their personal self-control. For most of people a moderate amount of money might be enough to make them happy. Beyond a certain threshold money takes control over their host, like power does for politicians and alcohol for anyone.
Some people think they are strong enough to keep control of themselves under any circumstances. The best way to test their strength is to give them a small bottle of cyanide poison and ask them to drink it without effect on their body.
Most medicine are poison in small dose.