Tagged: “power over”

Power makes me a man.  Forgiveness makes me a wimp.  Hey, I like those 2 sentences.  Maybe you can use them in your forgiveness talks.  Really now, don’t you think that humans are made for power……you know, the survival of the fittest.

There is a big difference between power **over** others and power **for** others.  The former leads to domination, which might lead you eventually to have to forgive yourself for treating people as pawns in your quest for domination over them.  On the other hand, power **for** others means that you use what influence or skills you have to make a better world for others.  This can require strength of character, patience, altruism, and even suffering for those others.  So, which form of power are you discussing: power **over** or power **for**?  This distinction makes all the difference.

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You just made a distinction between power **over** and power **for.** I will take power **over** all the time because this power **for** others usually results in my being taken advantage of.  No thank you. I am better off being the one in charge.

Your trust seems to be damaged.  If so, this idea of power **over** others may be a defense mechanism to aid you in not being hurt again.  Am I correct about this?  If so, then your quest for power **over** others will not heal your inner wounds caused by others.  Of course, I could be wrong about this, but please introspect for a while to see if you have unresolved inner wounds in need of healing.  Please write back if you have new insights.

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