DWQA QuestionsCategory: Extraterrestrial InterlopersCan Creator further comment on the hazards of too much success, too quickly? Is the only true cure for a critical lack of experience, more experience? Humans, in particular, have a tendency to reward the successful with even more responsibility and access and control of resources. There is also the time-worn caveat of people rising to the level of their incompetence. The ultra-successful have the added danger of getting there faster and, as a result, not just reaching the level of their incompetence, but over-shooting it by a wide margin—finding themselves in a situation where they are not only incompetent but grossly so. Is this also a fair characterization of what happened to Lucifer?
Nicola Staff asked 7 months ago

The situation is a good deal more complex than this simple analysis covers, but the general idea you are probing is a sound one to consider, and a significant factor of its own in the overall need for balance in all things. Here the tension is between having greater and greater rewards not commensurate with the level of learning and personal investment in the attainment. Success that comes easy, teaches little, and is easily squandered and will, in the end, become an empty resource, because it will not help refine the pursuit of a greater attainment, because it will be lacking in the earned wisdom that comes from life experience, and normally is the greatest teacher and an essential source of growth that will be meaningful and provide the needed foundation for success in life.

Your examples of being showered with praise, outsized rewards, and ever-greater power brings with it risk, and the danger of leading to the consequences of a comeuppance of some sort from one’s shortcomings, when that greater power and authority cannot be met by a well-honed and effective skillset and capability earned through doing things to become competent and to reach a level of excellence. Being granted power before one is truly ready to wield it responsibly and effectively will almost guarantee failure, and that failure will be all the greater and more dramatic the greater one’s personal power exceeds their capability to wield it with wisdom and in a divine fashion.