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  •  Whoever wrote those "laws of power" (0+ / 0-)

    didn't know what he was talking about.  They're more like "laws of celebrity."  Typically shallow pop-culture drivel.  Power is about the ability to make things happen - nothing more, nothing less.  He is most powerful whose enemies don't even know he exists apart from the effect of his decisions.  

    Once you are identified, you become the dairy cow of a thousand parasitic social climbers, sunshine friends, and scheming bastards, and have to work that much harder just to maintain your position let alone get anything done.  Anyone who thinks celebrity is power has no idea what he is talking about.

    "What is great in Man is that he is a bridge and not an end." - Friedrich Nietzsche

    by Troubadour on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 04:51:41 PM PST

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