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Where Your Power Lies

Interestingly, President Trump was banned from Twitter today; apparently forever. They say it is due to his instigating the riot that took place at the Capital on Wednesday. Now, I’m not going to go into the who, what, when, where, or why about all that but what I am going to say is, think about it, the President of the United States of America, supposedly the most powerful person on the planet, has just been banned from using an internet platform by someone who does not like what he has to say. Wow!

From an unbiased perspective, that is pretty crazy when you think about it. A company, a person or persons at that company, are in control of the President of the United States of America. They are telling him what he can or cannot say or do on their platform. In times gone past, one would have thought that POTUS could do whatever he wanted. …That if some person or company would have messed with him throughout the centuries; look out. But, Twitter did it. They took away one of this man’s favorite toys. It truly leaves me confounded.

But, the whole point to this little ditty is, if someone can do that to POTUS, if someone can control an individual in that massive position of power to that degree, why should you or I believe we have any power at all? I mean think about it, think about how many people are out there flexing their muscles, showing off their power everyday. Think how many tough guys (and girls) and how many bullies there are. Think about the people who flex their power in much more sublet ways. Most get away with it. They do so until someone bigger and better steps up to them. But, for most of us, for the everyone else, we are simply trying to get by and live our lives as best we can. We do what we do, we like what we like, we dislike what we dislike, and maybe some of us even try to get our opinions out there. But, all that we say or do is ultimately controlled by that someone else.

The lesson is all this is, when you have no control you have no control. When you are not the person in the position of control you cannot take control. That person, that being, that entity, can take everything away from you and there is nothing that you can do about it. Scary, but true. Scary, but that is life.

So, what can we learn from all of this? Like I always say, “You can only play in your own playground.” The moment you step outside of your safety zone, the moment you leave your space of control, you are out of control. The people or the powers-that-be can take things away from you, maybe things you really care about, and there is not a damn thing you can do about it.

That’s why the truly transcendent person remains removed from all things World.