Power and Attaining It - "There is no good and evil. Only power, and those too weak to seek it." - Voldemort

Maybe it's the Slytherin in me, but I've been considering that quote a lot lately and to what extent it actually is true.

Most of the time, if I want something to happen, I make it happen. If I want to be in movies, I make them. If there's a person I like, I ask them out. I am the one in control of the world around me, and I shape it to my liking.

That sounds an awful lot like putting myself out there and taking risks and doing all of those other things creatives are supposed to do. AMAZING HOW THAT WORKS OUT.

It's interesting, though, that it sounds like creatives have all this power, but it's not like we have the ability to say "go" to a major project. It's really just personal power.

But isn't that the same thing? People follow those who take the lead, which gives those with that personal power a broader kind of power. Influence over those people, for instance.

Maybe power compounds upon itself? And maybe that's why it can be so hard to come into your personal power, because we know that it will expand, and that's terrifying?

And maybe the greatest of us can do it because we have something we're fighting for, and that's what gets us through the terror? And the best of us are so good because there is a good and evil, and they are good and have power?

I'm legitimately working this out for myself as I'm trying to figure out how to be powerful and take what is rightfully mine (or at least legitimately go after it) while not being selfish about everything that I want.

Basically what I'm saying here is that this theme came up on my Pandora the other day, and it reminded me how much I want to be like Daenerys Targaryen. I'm just sayin'. As I get prepared for the new year, I'm pretty sure one of my resolutions is going to be to try to make myself more like her.