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Power-myths

Postby waechter418 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:47 pm

The term “power” – i.e. the capacity to direct or influence the behaviour of others (Oxford) – is generally applied to economical, political, religious, military and other setups that thrive on power myths.
Power myths are fuelled by the powerless - i.e. those who admire, fear, desire the powers they attribute to their powerful - and are incessantly cultivated by the latter, in order to cover up that they are powerless too.
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Re: Power-myths

Postby Dan~ » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:06 pm

That sounds true to me.

But i call that influence.
True power is health and balance.
False power is religion and politics.
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Re: Power-myths

Postby Faust » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:54 pm

Oh garsh, waechter -the powerful have at least as much to gain from myths as the powerless.
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Re: Power-myths

Postby Dan~ » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:28 pm

I tell my friends that power is an illusion.
It's also a desirable thing.
Power is good and should be saught after.

Stronger bodies live longer.
Longevity is desirable when pleasure becomes at least semi present.

Myths are culture.
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Re: Power-myths

Postby waechter418 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:05 pm

another aspect of power

Power implies capability – and the performance of existence requires a capability that is associated with pride, which in turn connotes nobility that manifests in dignity & generosity – characteristics that have enabled Homo to create splendorous cultures and at the same time to appreciate the capabilities of fellow animals. As a matter of fact, many cultures praised the capabilities and characteristics of animals – as well as of wind, water, volcanoes, trees, planets and other aspects of existence – in temples, myths and works of art, as expressions of Consciousness.
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