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. See this post to better understand my creative process. Thank you for your interest and patience!
Nietzsche - will to power, driving force of all humans
This explains why people do many thing they do. Having power is pleasurable, perhaps because as a survival mechanism (having/using power is an essential aspect of being alive).
You may wonder why some people do things the way they do. Sometimes there seems to be no explanation, so the explanations that come to mind is that these people are just mean or stupid. But sometimes people can do things that bother or hurt others because the actors want to see their influence. Seeing your influence meaning feeling powerful. And if they are powerless in other situations, this may be the way to feel themselves powerful - by doing things that can have impact on people, sometimes negative impact.
connection to parenting: help your child see their influence and develop understanding of choice and awareness (intentionality) not seeing your power leads to feeling of powerlessness, which might lead to abusing power later in life
putting kids pictures up on walls
exhibition or screening after finishing big project at school
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