Power and Control

There are things that are within our power, and things that fall outside our power. – Epictetus

The first paragraph of the “Manual” or called the “Handbook” written by Epictetus describes that there is a power that is within us.  This power is not on the mere surface of brute physical strength as some may think about.  Its not the power to outplay another in a game of wits in some sports match.  No more it is the power to climb over some financial struggle.  Perhaps a power to defeat evil in terms of good sounds seems abit fanatical, a bit over the top.

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Those Who Are Wise

Remembering from high school physics class, energy has steps from still to moving.  There is the potential energy and kinetic energy describing the stillness to movement.  The two have a relationship with each other.  If there is an increase to potential energy, there is an increase to kinetic energy.  This also goes with decrease vice versa.  However, if there is none, than there is none.  Each of us have a potential within us.  However, potential begins small and increases in size, energy, and power in the amount of time and effort put into it.  There is no point in releasing energy if there is a minute amount of energy as it may never traverse from point A to B.

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