STAGES AND PLAYERS

"All the world's a stage, all the men and women merely players."

Astute observation. Shakespeare was a bright fellow.

I know firsthand the veracity of this claim. My career is built on treachery and lies and false flattery. If you tell people exactly what they want to hear, they will move heaven and earth for you. They become malleable, controllable, puppets jerking and dancing on silver strings.

I cannot be blamed for profiting from human nature. Call it survival of the fittest. I carve my blazing path through the annals of history, turn people into players. Players performing solely for my benefit.

All the world's a stage.