Why is it that society often associate people of immense power and authority with wealth and high social status? Why must I believe that to command so much power I need to be President or the leader of a formidable force of some sort? Why must we grow up thinking that we are achievers only when we attain money, power and respect, especially in that order? And why are you reading this blog if you already know where that Power lies.
I was recently confronted with a situation, where a decision I made and the subsequent action I took, affected the life of someone very dear to me. The emotional turmoil she went through affected the lives of four other people and who is to know how these four members affected others. In my little corner of the world, I was simply conveying my feelings through a complex system of fiber optics someone in their own ingenuity termed “text message”. I let lose words that will cut through the iciest of hearts, words that conveyed so much hurt and pain, the blades of a guillotine slashing through the neck of a convicted felon in comparison, will feel like a walk in the park. You will ask me why? The answer is simple, I was just angry.
Its funny how anger can make you do the craziest of things but well…That’s a topic for another day.
All I am simply drawing attention to is how often we forget the immense power we have. We go through the day forgetting the number of lives we have touched in one way or the other. The money you put in the pocket of the maker of that tooth brush you used in the morning, probably helped him pay for his kid’s tuition. That “good morning” u said to that old lady whiles driving to work, was probably all it tool for her to know she was not lonely and that free text message “I have missed you, Please call me” that MTN graciously gives away did more wonders than you can ever imagine.
In philosophy, Power is described as a measure of an entity's ability to control the environment around itself, including the behavior of other entities. So you see, u need not be Gandhi to bring world Peace, you need not be Nelson Mandela to bring total African Liberation and you certainly don’t have to be Obama to effect change. We are powerful in our own way, we are powerful because the decisions we make daily affect masses. Be careful what you say today, be careful what you do tonight, be careful what you read and write on these blogs because between you and I, there is that power that we wield.