Many people get pissed at people in “power”. And sometimes, sometimes people treat you like you are one of those in power and that means you deserve to be treated badly or be envied.
So how do you argue against that? Not necessarily to them, because they don’t care anyway, but how do you quantify it for yourself?
What is power?
Huh. Bummer. It’s kind of a tough question, isn’t it?
And when you think about it, there is actually a lot of trickery going on when it comes to the PERCEPTION of power.
When we think of power, what do we think of instantly?
Bankers. Rich people. Famous people. CEOs. People higher in the hierarchy.
But when we say “higher in the hierarchy”, what do we really mean?
Well, turns out we mean kind of an abstract intellectualized thing. Almost … not power itself, but a caricature of power. We mean this artificial hierarchy we have established in society. You know … employer, employee, etc yada.
But it only exists in our minds. It’s not the real thing.