THE DYNAMICS OF HUMAN POWER
by Frederick Mann
THE PERSONAL POWER OF MAHATMA GANDHI
DEFEATED THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Gandhi had no army. He never accepted any political office. He never used violence. He never threatened violence. He was a small, frail, little man. Yet he defeated the armed might of the British Empire. He drove the British out of India without firing a single shot.
How did he do it? PERSONAL POWER. Personal power moves mountains. Personal power solves problems.
Lord Acton said, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." He was absolutely wrong. Stewart Emery stated it correctly, "Weakness corrupts and absolute weakness corrupts absolutely."
Power has many facets. You experience power when you feel in control of your life. Power is the ability to achieve goals. It is also the ability to influence others. Considerable power comes from the ability to communicate. Power includes enthusiasm and optimism. Your energy level is related to your power. If you can cause things - be the master of your destiny - you have power. Power is related to self-esteem and confidence. The freer you are the more you experience your power.
Above all, this book is about the power that brings you happiness.
THE RICHEST MAN IN AMERICA
GIVES US COMPUTER SUCCESS PROGRAMS
The computer increases personal power. Bill Gates develops and sells programs that make personal computers easier to use and more powerful. I call them computer success programs. Bill Gates - a college dropout - has amassed a fortune of over six billion dollars because he gives us computer success programs that increase personal power.
THE POTENTIAL FOR HUMAN
SUCCESS PROGRAMS IS UNLIMITED
A human failure program produces results you don't want. All personal problems are caused by human failure programs. Human failure programs reduce personal power.
All problems in society are caused by human failure programs. This book will tell you how to replace human failure programs with human success programs - the solution to all problems. The world is at your feet.
DISCOVER THE DYNAMICS OF HUMAN POWER
Among the innumerable mortifications
which waylay human arrogance
on every side may well be
reckoned our ignorance
of the most common objects
and effects, a defect of which we
become more sensible by every
attempt to supply it.
Vulgar and inactive minds
confound familiarity with knowledge
and conceive themselves informed
of the whole nature of things
when they are shown their form
or told their use; but the speculatist,
who is not content with superficial views,
harasses himself with fruitless curiosity,
and still, as he inquires more,
perceives only that he knows less.
- Samuel Johnson, 1758
To feel that we are worthwhile individuals, to know that we exist, we have to express our power - feel that we are in control. This imperative to express our power and experience control is central to human behavior. Every human does something to express his or her power in the world. This power can be expressed creatively or destructively.
Humans first attempt to express their power creatively. If such attempts fail repeatedly, they experience themselves as powerless. They may feel helpless and hopeless, and become depressed. What they experience is that they cannot make a positive difference in their own lives or in the world. A cognitive breakdown occurs between their actions and the results they produce. Mentally and intellectually they cease to understand the connections between their behavior and the consequences of their behavior. Then they express their power destructively.
This phenomenon is at the root of practically all individual and societal problems.
Understanding this phenomenon and its implications leads to the solution of practically all individual and societal problems.
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