posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 01:37 AM
A wise man once told me about the power struggle.
Those that have it, want to keep it
Those that lost it want it back
Those that have little want more
Those that have never had it don't know what it is and don't care about it
Power is the key
piece in an order of a new world. So what is power? Wealth is a form of power right? So what is wealth?
I used to think that it was a large number in my bank account or property I owned. This correlates with my dictionary:
The state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
I've continued to delve into this further and I came to the following epiphany.
Power aka Wealth is Money and Property. Both money and property are the ability to get someone else to do something for you
. To have power is
to employ. It is as simple as that.
Converting the idea of money into services is a no brainer. I can run down to the UPS store and ship out a package to the other side of the world.
That package will pass by people's hands and by machines maintained by people's hands. I have power.
On the other hand property... Property is a bit more tricky but I believe if you think about it you will also find the above rules still hold true.
My car is one my most expensive assets and what is a car other than the culmination of work by many people's hands? The harvesting of materials.
The transport of the materials. The assembly of materials. The sale and taxing of the completed product....
It all comes down to control of people.
And if this is true the richest country in the world is the country with the highest "usable" (healthy, strong, dumb or educated) population.
Some may say that knowledge is power but I disagree. I feel that knowledge merely allows you to stay in power
Am I making any headway here? What are your thoughts?