An Extended Abstract Defintion Of "Power"

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Power is many things. It is the ability to control people in their sayings and/or actions. It isthe ability to get whatever you want. Power is a necessary component in any society,otherwise all pandemonium would break loose; leaders must be established. But, whentaken to an extreme, power is not good, and pandemonium will break loose.As Lord Acton said, 'Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corruptsabsolutely.' A good example of this is Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany. He believed hecould not be stopped and that rules did not apply to him. By being given absolute power, hecorrupted the government. No attempt was made to stop this by the Germans, because ofthe control he had. People were either scared to stop this, or were brainwashed intobelieving it. Finally the U.S. had to step in and try to stop Hitler, and World War II brokeout.But power is not all bad though. As was stated earlier, it is necessary in any groupof people, and there will be struggle to achieve it--be it a country, a business, or a sportsteam. Athletics is a good example of where there is a constant power struggle. In everyleague, every player wants control. They want what they think should happen (duringgames), to happen. Recently, in the NBA, Dennis Rodman took this struggle to an extreme.In disagreement with an official's call, Rodman head-butted the official, and through atemper-tantrum on his way off the court. Quite obviously, this is bad. Every player in theleague agrees to the rules set by the NBA from the beginning. The rules are made to keepcontrol, and the officials have power to enforce these rules. If there were no regulations,players would be doing whatever they wanted whenever they wanted. If...

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