manufacturer of consent
Every day we move and operate within the flow of power that the society have constructed. Many a times we are not comfortable talking about it. It’s especially true in civic life. In democracy the power is supposed to reside with the people, any further talk about power,leads to realizing who truly holds power in any form of government. But power is no more inherently good or evil as fire or physics. It’s just a tool. Learning about the nature of power , we learn to be more valuable .
3 Things to take note to exercise power:
1: Where Power comes from?
2: How it’s exercised?
3: How to be more powerful?
Where Power Comes from:
6 significant sources of Power
Power is never static. Its either accumulated or decomposing, so if you are not taking action,you are being acted upon.
It is a moving flow. Politics is a work of harnessing that flow in a direction that you like. Policy is a method to freeze a particular flow.
Power Compounds. Powerful discovers more power and the powerless becomes more powerless. Only thing stopping one person acquire all the power is by applying the previous law i.e politics or policy..
You can see all this in any news story
Daily wage workers form alliance to get higher pay or the autorickshaw drivers call a strike.
Capitalism where in a growing company tries to destroy any competition for eg. Reliance Jio.
In nature , A stronger chick will throw off a weaker sibling from the nest to an almost certain death to ensure its own survival.
How to become powerful in life:
READ so you may WRITE:
Writing powers requires you to believe that you CAN write power, so as to be an author of change. As we write we learn to express ourselves better.
Speak up with an authentic voice
Organize your ideas
Organize other people (consensus building)
Practicing conflict between power.
It’s all about practice, Watch the patterns .See what is effective ,adapt to the evolution and make new changes yourself because Initiator is in control of power .