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Power Essay

709 words - 3 pages

When I was a child the only image I had about power was wrapped in blue and red and had a big letter (S) on its chest. As years went by, I grew out of many habits, and embraced many new ideas, maybe out of experience, rational inductive conclusions, peer pressure and more. But for a long time, “power” remained a mystery in my life, and my understanding of this vague concept was influenced much by the thoughts of others, especially my teachers and friends. Every time I thought I understood the meaning of power, I fell short. Time will only tell if my newly formulated image will give way to a new one as many before it did.“Power is in numbers” that was the idea I learned from Mrs. Bitar, my history teacher, as she explained why the allies defeated the Germans in World War Two, even though the Germans had better weapons. “The allies could afford the loss in life, look at what the soviets lost, the Germans couldn’t. The Panther was a superior tank, the Sherman overwhelmed it”.That was good enough for me till Mrs. Salman, my biology teacher, told me that power was never a matter of numbers, a few individuals came to America and devastated the native American population with a mere virus. “Read about Thermopolis; let your history teacher tell you the story of the three hundred”. Well I was not going to face my history teacher, I understood about power enough not to get in her way, but the concept was not so clear anymore.“As the power of a number increases, it becomes larger and larger, thinking positively of course” said Mr. Khoury my math teacher, with a smile, when I asked him about power, little did I know that in a few weeks power would become a constant occurrence in every equation and relation he would give us and many sleepless nights would be spent crunching number plagued by powers. So power meant bigger, and God knows it this was...

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