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Or is intelligence just solidified through knowledge?
originally posted by: Phage
Knowledge can obviously be used to obtain power but it is not the equivalent. I know some stuff but I don't really have (nor do I particularly want) much power.
There are also some pretty ignorant people who seem to wield a good deal of power. Actually, a lot of ignorant people seem to do so.
originally posted by: Blue Shift
Power is essentially getting other people to do things that you want them to, either for mutual benefit or to benefit yourself. Knowledge can help, but in situations where you're dealing with people's irrational emotions and beliefs (and there are a lot of situations like that), power can best be expressed through the use of controlled aggression. Not necessarily violence, but taking strong, direct action.