|“A jackboot stomping down on a human face, forever...” Orwell, 1984|
One observation of life is that people who have personal power are not ‘into power’.
People who aspire towards social power are into power.
Such people seek power over others and recognition of their holding a position of responsibility to convince others and themselves that they have personal power themselves.
The major drawback to this strategy is immediately they are slaves to the opinions of others.
People who are into personal power, do not need to seek such positions and generally don’t.
There are people who have both personal power and social power. It is because their mastery of personal power has led them to occupy a position of social responsibility. It is not the other way around.
Those people who have little personal power but whom have attained a position of responsibility usually are unable to live up to it without at least conforming to many systems of corruption, manipulation.
This is why hierarchy systems are in generalisation corrupt; they are full up of corrupt people who although they hold positions of social responsibility which they may or may not be able to live up to, they have little personal power.
It is narcissistic because their personal power it relies entirely on other people feeding into it. This is why they prefer zombies who do not question their authority. To them, by holding a position deemed to be a respectable one, they assume and demand that same level of respect be automatically applied to themselves personally.
This is also why such people reject and resent people who have personal power. Oppression of those who exist outside of their hierarchical control, often to the extent of preventing such people from attaining positions of social responsibility at all because it is deemed a threat to their own status and standing.
People with personal power recognise the difference between the illusion of power (mistaking social position of responsibility for personal empowerment) and genuine authentic power.
“Respectability is Responsibility. Accountability is Credibility.”
“Respect is earned; it is not a given.”
It is possible to respect a position of authority without respecting a person who holds that position. The person must earn the respect by their behaviour, not by social office.
Genuine authentic power comes from within. Its founding principle is self-belief.
Therefore, many and indeed most of the attacks upon personal power comes in the form of undermining of self-belief. Many methods are utilised for this, often endorsed by the social culture.
We are expected to conform to the social strategy of creating a level playing field, a middle ground which gives half the population an impossible aspiration, and oppresses the other half the population.
The phrase, “you cannot be too much or too little.”
Half of all people are born naturally with less than average and half of all people are born naturally with more than average, when compared with the average.
If there are three people, the probability is one of them will be the average. If there are 30 people, the probability is that of the 10 average people, there will be such variation among them, only one of them will be actually be average. The same applies to 1,000,000 people, or 20 billion people.
There will always be one who is average, some close to it either more or less, and the vast majority further away from the average and closer towards the extremes, to varying amounts.
This is why the Marxist philosophy is important: “to each their needs, from each their ability.” It recognises the importance of the individuals unique and natural level of empowerment.
For the purposes of simplicity and practicality, the state into which I was born does not overtly appreciate individuality (while at the same time the media promotes the opposite by way of promotion of famous stars, by which it means for-profit figureheads) but rather expects everybody to conform to the average level. Thus the vast majority are either made to feel insufficient with all the negative consequences that brings to a person, or are made to feel overmuch, derided as egotistic, with all the envy and oppression that brings to people by the large majority who resent their natural power.
It is possible to improve our personal power much more easily than it is possible to achieve social standing. The higher up the pyramid the position, the less of such positions are available. Whereas, with personal empowerment it focuses entirely on your own relationship with yourself.
Stripping the mind of negative functions and delusional self-belief is the priority. It is a discipline because a person must do it consistently until the brain has been rewired, their mind re-routed toward more successful functions. More successful self-beliefs result in more successful behavioural strategies which results in more successful attainment, whether that involves positions of social responsibility or not.
There is no reason at all why a person requires to attain a position of social responsibility. There is every reason why a person should strive to attain a position of personal empowerment.
It is also imperative that we understand the difference between society and the community.
The community is flexible and includes everybody.
The society is a static pyramid structure where position of social responsibility is often mistaken for personal credibility.
Everybody is a member of the community while members of the society exclude other members of the community from partaking in the society.
In realistic terms, this society is a minority group, it is not the mainstream majority.