darling, it is time to be powerful.
Power is a neutral value.
Love without power is anemic, as Martin Luther King Jr pointed out (and power without love is tyranny).
You cannot protect what you love if you do not have power.
You sure as hell can’t change the world.
We *cannot* fall into the trap of accepting a very narrow, top-down, command-and-control definition as the essential nature of ‘power’, to the point where we dismiss the subject altogether because it is distasteful to us.
The point is not to play the same old game, whether we’re buying into it or rebelling against it. Either way, you’re still letting the other person define the terms and set the rules
(which will *not* be in your favor).
The point is to keep your eye to the horizon, your ear to the ground, and channel the resources around you and the people on your side to discover a new game that embodies new values.
It is to claim — and to share, to spread, to enable, to inspire — the power to do that.