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|"But the pleasure isn't owning the person. The pleasure is this. Having another contender in the room with you."|
~ Philip Roth, The Human Stain
Posted: 8/29/2009 2:54:30 PM
True power comes with dominance.
Some would argue the submissive has power as the final arbiter of limits.
However, this is not a thread on power in BDSM.
Posted: 8/29/2009 2:59:08 PM
|^^^^^^ I knew it! You CAN spot them a mile away!!!!!|
Posted: 10/4/2009 8:02:05 PM
|In a relationship, it's all about teamwork. If there is an imbalance on one's end, then something is wrong.|
Posted: 10/4/2009 8:14:07 PM
|There is equal power in both YING and YANG....Both are extremely powerful in their own right....I don't believe Mother nature creates an inbalance. Power like greed can work to one's detriment if not balanced correctly.|
Posted: 10/5/2009 8:33:12 AM
|You are either over thinking this, or substituting the word POWER for a sense of general sense of well-being.|
Posted: 10/5/2009 8:49:48 AM
|The power of nature seem to be the one claiming lives of late. Where was that God of yours when you need him or is this his plan to take the innocent and leave the nut cases behind. What kind of God is he. |
The need to have power to feel powerful, hmmmm, I prefer to be breathing longer so I see my child have a better life than me and those before me.
Power is very much an ego thing, if used positively its a great thing...
Posted: 10/5/2009 8:57:59 AM
|Individual power is an illusion. You may be able to exercise it for a time, but it seldom persists. Real power comes from relationship, and community, where the goals are mutually agreed and can outlast an individual. |
In a relationship, power is best exercised in balance, by sharing, by each taking the lead as appropriate, and by concensus. Mutuality of commitment is shared strength and support, and is increased by love and respect. Contention undermines both and less is accomplished and with less happiness resulting.
Posted: 10/5/2009 6:47:34 PM
|Simply, power is the ability to do or produce. I get the impression that you are talking about control, which is not the same. The NEED to control is a weakness, not power, as is the act of handing control of oneself to another. If the exchange of power exists in a relationship, ie the one who has the greater ability to do a particular thing is left to do so , with support, then power exchange is merely a good relationship in the works. IMHO, of course.|