Some notes on power, control authority

Abbot Justin: humility is the appropriate use of power.

Power:
influence, force, energy

Control:
absolute power, the influence
rare, and rarely healthy

Authority:
power from positioin granted to someone
age, experience, competency, goodness of life
earned or bestowed
must be proven and given out by people
damaged people, who offer great insights, yet live bad lives

Power differentials: unequal distributions of power, e.g. teacher/student

More powerful person not always aware that he had more power: weaker is aware

Responsible use of power:
serves to build up, not tear down
not being used to preserve or increase one’s own power