Power – What Is It Good For

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 It is terrific to learn that power can be used for good and does not have to be used to hurt those around you.  One definition of power found in New Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary  is the “ability or capacity to do something,” “control or dominion or a position of control, dominion or authority,” and “a person who exercises control, influence or authority.”  These definitions, in and of themselves are not inherently negative, harmful or bad. This means that neither power itself or the exercise of power should be seen as negative or something to avoid or fear. Many people have heard the expression, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This means that it is not power itself that is the problem, but how one uses power that causes problems.

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Power – What Is It Good For

power- don't use it only for evil www.janeanesworld.com

 It is terrific to learn that power can be used for good and does not have to be used to hurt those around you.  One definition of power found in New Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary  is the “ability or capacity to do something,” “control or dominion or a position of control, dominion or authority,” and “a person who exercises control, influence or authority.”  These definitions, in and of themselves are not inherently negative, harmful or bad. This means that neither power itself or the exercise of power should be seen as negative or something to avoid or fear. Many people have heard the expression, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This means that it is not power itself that is the problem, but how one uses power that causes problems.

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