Definition Essay On Power

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Power Power is the ability to influence or control others by being in a position of authority. People often wonder how power is given to someone?, how much power is too much?, and does all power end in corruption? Power has the ability to influence thoughts, ideas, and change. There are many things that can bring someone to a powerful position, such as money or fame. If power is abused it can lead someone to be greedy, self-centered, or less sensitive. Power can be used to influence others, but it can affect the person in authority much more. Mr. Keltner states, “when you give people power, they basically start acting like fools.” In other words, people will do whatever they can to get to the powerful position but once they are there they
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