Power and Those Who Seek It
Stephen W. Browne
Steve's Four Rules of Power
Demonstrate your power over others by:
1) Making them constantly afraid of giving offense unintentionally.
2) Making them give up cherished customs, symbols, pastimes.
3) Making them pay lip service to ideas of breathtaking absurdity.
4) Making them do things that disgust and repel them.
People who seek power don’t do so to help you pick the kinds of things you would do without them. They want you to demonstrate that you need them by doing things that demonstrate that they are important in your life. Hence the need for nonsense.