When you’re powerless
4 Oct, 2020

I’ve felt powerless in most situations for most of my life.

But not in some.

Here’s something I noticed:

  • When you’re powerless, seizing power is expected by the powerful, which replicates the powerless feeling (since I don’t want to be the one to seize power)
  • Demanding power is merely using another form of power against power
  • So go to other oceans
  • Or actually generate enough power

That’s a long-winded way of saying that demanding change doesn’t work, because you’ve got no leverage and only leverage works on the powerful.

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