Power: We all want it
Power—a natural desire of all humans! We all want it, even those who protest that they don’t want it, do, in fact, want it! Although we all want it, we don’t seek it in the same way. In ancient times, there was one primary source of power—the intellect. Yes! The smart ones were the powerful ones! Not so much, any more. Although we like to proclaim that knowledge is power, in reality we perceive that we get power from other sources—money, fame, success, and religion to name a few of the big ones. Of course, maybe acquisition of knowledge is connected to acquisition of money, fame, success, and religion. Could it be? No, I don’t think so, at least not the level and type of knowledge that the ancients were referring to.
You probably know this about power but just to refresh your memory, you can’t really get power on your own. To get power, you have to have some sort of relationship with significant others who allow you to have power. Power is granted by others, even when you use force to get it. Thus, to be powerful, you must have a power-grantor who recognizes you as powerful. Sorry, but that’s the way it is.
As to the most significant power source—I hang with the ancients. Knowledge is power and knowledge of self is the most important type of knowledge! When you are true to yourself, you will have power—granted by others who realize that they can trust you!