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A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.
In his state of complete powerlessness the individual perceives the time he has left to live as a brief reprieve.
The 'democracy gap' in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the 'least worst' every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the 'least worst' gets worse.
We may overcompensate for our feelings of powerlessness by attempting to control and manipulate other people and our environment. Or we may eventually burst forth with uncontrolled rage that is highly exaggerated and distorted by its long suppression.
Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.
Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
Any man who has ever tried to use political power for the common good has felt an awful sense of powerlessness.
Fat is a way of saying no to powerlessness and self-denial.
For the several thousands of years before they became firefighters and physicians, women were sirens, enchantresses, snares. At times it seems as if female powerlessness is male self-preservation in disguise. And for millennia, this has made for a zero-sum game: A woman's intelligence was a man's deception.
The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness... but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction.
David S. Rose
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