“‘Why do you suppose they made you king in the first place?'
'Not for your benefit, but for theirs.
They meant you to devote your energies to making their lives more comfortable, and protecting them from injustice.
So your job is to see that they're all right, not that you are -
just as a shepherd's job, strictly speaking, is to feed his sheep,
- Thomas Moore, Utopia (1516)