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"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to
  one who is striking at the root."
- Henry David Thoreau
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There is no freedom without power. Power and freedom are inseparable
parts of what we all want and need: empowerment.
- Site Author

Updated: 06/09/2021

Definition: The definition of empowerment as used on this site means nothing less than the ability, in conjunction with others, to override the law of nature, to have the power of primal creation, to do miracles.

"More precious than gold! More desired than love! More addictive than any drug! POWER!" So goes an ad for a movie a few years ago. Why do most people crave power? Why do most relationships devolve into power struggles? Why does it seem that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely? Why do we so often demean ourselves by misusing what little power we have?

Maybe this is because our natural state is one of empowerment that we no longer have. Maybe because we are so disempowered, so helpless that we live like ants crawling on the jungle floor while the elephants are stampeding away from the hot lava flows from the erupting volcanoes. The historical, economic, cultural, and political forces are more powerful than we are as individuals. Which one of us can stand up at the beginning of a recession and say backed by power, "We are not having this recession now!" Often, the best we can do is try to see evil developments coming and insulate ourselves from the worst.

Which one of us can stand up in the face of a storm and say, "We are not authorizing this storm now!" The forces of nature just on this globe–tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.–are also beyond not just the individual's but beyond the entire human race's ability to control. And these forces are dwarfed by the forces operable in the solar system, which are dwarfed by galactic forces, which are dwarfed by intergalactic forces. You get the idea. We may have godlike aspirations and dimensions, but we are housed in physically fragile and vulnerable bodies. In order to survive, we must have a very narrow range of life-support conditions of temperature, radiation, gravitational force, atmospheric pressure, oxygen level, etc., and be very careful. And hope that the biospheric life-support conditions don't change too much or too rapidly.

Ideally, we spend our lives growing, learning, becoming wiser and more loving, becoming richer, deeper, more wonderful human beings. But the material universe doesn't notice. The message from the physical universe that is constantly in the background is one of relentless indifference. No matter how famous, beloved, celebrated, kind or virtuous, gravity never lets you skate by one time when you fall over a cliff by softening your landing. Electricity never lowers the voltage to a safe level because you are loving, wonderful or wise.

POWER! In this world if you don't have it, it is a given that someone else has it over you, and chances are that several agencies will dominate you. Perhaps ideally we should ALL have it in conjunction with each other?

You are free to do what you want, but you are
not free to want what you want.
- Schopenhauer

Every human being has a natural, intrinsic and legitimate desire for empowerment.

See: Empowerment and Natural Law

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