Sisyphus, in his pride, seeks the deep meaning of his life in an effort to roll a stone up a mountain. Sisyphus is very proud of his feat, considers himself much higher than others. He's afraid other people will climb his mountain, too. Unknown to Sisyphus, the world is huge and there are an infinite number of mountains.
There is no King of the mountain, the King of the mountain is a lie and an illusion. There are only a lot of Sisyphus, each of whom tries to roll his stone up the mountain, but only after reaching the top, rolls back down.
It is dangerous to try to remove the king from his mountain, it is a hundred times easier to build your new unique mountain. You can copy the old king as much as you want, but his power lever gives him a 20-fold advantage, negating all your efforts.
The king of the mountain cannot be removed if he is constantly improving. The secret is in the lever of power. Even if competitors repeat everything after the king, the effect strength will differ by 20 times.
A smart person who does not go up the mountain, but goes around it, will not fall into the pit, because the mountain is an illusion that hides the pit. The king of the mountain is a liar, and should be called the king of the pit.
A good king rules with the help of bad servants. The people hate the king's servants and run to complain to the king. The king is kind, the king will listen to everyone and help. The king rules by love, and everyone loves the king.
They say that a smart person will not go up the mountain, a smart person will go around the mountain. This is why fools succeed more often and more often than smart ones. The best is the enemy of the good. A person goes uphill to become a stream of energy. The one who reaches the top will rush down like a dragon descending to earth.
It is dangerous to consider yourself higher than others who rise high, look down and fall. Be better below the others. It's not bad to be an ocean, either. All rivers and streams flow into the ocean. Do you think the forest is tall trees? No! A forest is a void between trees.
An "old king" is a king who should have been dead a long time ago. But he didn't die. He sold his soul to the devil... and now the devil in exchange for his faithful service grants him a life of endless torment.
People are ready to do many things to get to the top of the tree. Envy and arrogance make them work miracles. In essence, having given honors to several "kings-of-the-mountain", you will make others spin their wheels so fast that even a little portion of their labor will be enough to dress up all their golden idols in gold.
The thing is that you either play the role of the king in your own game and people come to play their roles in your game. Or you don't have your own game, so that they will always attract you into their games to play some minor roles like that of a pawn.
If you lead your own game and there are other people's battles around you, they may attract you for playing officers' roles on terms of mutually-beneficial exchange.