Why give people power? I've found anyway that when I respond from false strength, false force, it gives the other person power, and ruins mine.
But what is false strength? And where does true strength come from? Hey, it's easy to see and feel that difference.
False strength, false force:
Your own innate strength. Your force of person, personality, self or sinew.
True strength, true force proceeds from -
1. Where your feet are planted. Position, stance.
2. And what's in your hands. Fact, equipment.
When you exert your own innate strength and force absent 1 and 2, everybody sees you for what you are: bully, tyrant, weakling, wrongling. Fair game, and easily destroyed. Two to five right people can topple and punitively rape any sonofabitch weak wrong tyrant bully as required, if only good people combine on common cause.
Which we're increasingly eager to do, versus bullies. So watch yourself! Better yet, check your stance. See where your strength is planted.
Picture yourself with position and stance. Picture yourself with something real in your hands, instead of hysterically overcompensating for "got nothing" - instead of flailing and striking out in the wrong, to prove how strong you are. Instead of putting forth that false strength, picture yourself - equipped, and with stance.
Why, all you'd have to do is stand there, practically. And maybe smile. Or maybe scowl.
Because people see what's real, because it's in their world too - not only in yours. In case you didn't know, that's a definition of reality.
And in that position, equipped with real stance and fact, if you ever had to exert your innate strength - with all of that in your hand, and on your side? People will be going flying.
And they'll get up and dust off, and thank you after. For going so easy on them, when you had all that strength.
Now don't giggle when they say that! They don't need to know where your strength comes from.