PAGE IN PROGRESS What you see here is a page of my hypertext book POWER of meanings // MEANINGS of power. Initially empty, this page will slowly be filled with thoughts, notes, and quotes. One day, I will use them to write a coherent entry, similar to these completed pages. Thank you for your interest and patience!
Nietzsche - will to power, driving force of all humans N's ideas influenced by will to live of Schopenhauer
Having power equal being alive and vs. versa. We strive to have power, to be in control. Otherwise we are as good as dead.
We want to have and use power both as an ability and as influence.
Not being able to do something is seen as a limitation. Not being able to have an impact is seen as a limitation.
Having our power “on” means either having/using an ability or having/using out influence.
Using power always requires an effort. Power is not effortless. Parallel to: you cannot be brave if you are not afraid. You cannot be powerful if you do not need to put an effort.
Eat or be eaten , program or be programmed: using your (micro)power in order not to loose