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Do you agree with: "sometimes real strength is having power and choosing not to use it"?

Asked by Hibernate (9025 points ) August 15th, 2011

Do you agree with it?
If not explain why.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I completely agree with that statement.

smilingheart1's avatar

Yes. Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” demonstrates the thoughts behind this so beautifully.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I wouldn’t say that’s what strength is, necessarily. That is what doing the right thing is, sometimes.

Londongirl's avatar

It depends on what you use your strength… I always find I’m weak to use my strength on love and relationship. But then I have strength on other matters that require brain not heart.

Londongirl's avatar

Not saying I’ve strength on brain, but I meant when the matters are more related to work or more practical issues, then I have better strength on that areas.

jerv's avatar

It takes power to destroy.
It takes real strength to restrain/control power.
The implication is that you are stronger than something capable of destroying.
Therefore, I agree with that statement.

Nullo's avatar

Strength of character, perhaps.

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Symbeline's avatar

Sounds like something straight from some samurai movie. I denno. Most power I’ve come to recognize usually isn’t anything very good, so that’s probably true. Good thing I don’t have any power, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t resist not using it.

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