With the world at his feet but friendless


alexanderIn Oliver Stone’s biopic Alexander, the Great Greek conqueror rules the world but despairs when his only friend dies and then willingly imbibes poisoned wine.

His mother’s boast that he would rule the world due to her conniving (she arranges the murder of her husband when he gets a second wife — which threatens Alexander’s chances at the throne). But having the world proves hollow for the successful general. He can trust no one.

It’s lonely at the top.

Friends are better than riches and accomplishments, which all remain here on Earth and convert into dust when our immortal souls pass into eternity. Friendships alone remain.

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6 responses to “With the world at his feet but friendless

  1. So thankful for my friends!

  2. Liked, borrowed for a future blog post …
    will let you know when.. ME

  3. So true…the biographies of many cut throat leaders testify how lonely–and I think undesirable being at the top by worldly wisdom.

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