Aug 16, 2005 at 9:37 PM
My Two cents on Power:
Power is something others grant to you. As such, those others are trusting you to act responsibly. Corruption is the act of abusing that trust. Once corruption occurs, real power is void. If you want real power, you must be willing to spread the wealth; delegate power where necessary to benefit the greater good so as not to violate the trust implicit in power. Real power includes the ability to know when to ceade power to others. Power is in the hands of each of us, in some small way. You have power and I have power, and to a greater degree than we each of us think. The internet spreads power amongst all of us far more equally than does life, and it is up to each of us to be responsible with our own piece of that power or lose it.