Power draws people, like moths to flame. There is something irresistible about the ability to do. However, the road to empowerment is also perilous. In the pursuit of power, many grasp at, and are content with mere symbols of power.
Control for example, is sometimes confused for power. When you can make people do certain things and not do others, it seems like you have power over them. It is only when the hand of fate causes something to happen despite your greatest efforts to exercise control that you realise the fact that it is only a symbol of power.
Attention can also seem like power. When people are looking at you, listening to you and even emulating you, it can feel like you are powerful. It is not until something more compelling, more urgent, more important comes along that you discover attention is just a symbol of power.
Power is the ability to define one's reality and have others respond to that reality as if it were their own. Power requires a system by which people invest themselves, their identities, and their futures completely. It is expressed in the saying, "I am because we are.... POWERFUL!" Obafemi Origunwa, MA | ObafemiO.com