Empower is a word that so many relate to our ability to influence change. In the words of the lyrics from the song “I’m Not Your Governor”, “Empower” means “I can make decisions.” So, when we are empowered, we are able to make positive, healthy choices.
The problem with the word empower is that it tends to make us feel we are controlling someone else. In reality, we are just as powerful as anyone else. And we all have the power we need to make choices that are good for ourselves and our community. We can speak publicly about our feelings and needs, we can advocate for ourselves, we can take action in our own communities, and we can even talk to our friends about things that we think are important.
The problem with this is that if what we want or need isn’t going to be met, then we might as well go to another planet and be happy with what we have. And just because we don’t feel like we’re in control doesn’t mean we are. The point is that our power is in what we do, not in who we are.
Synonyms for empower are also something that is often discussed in the context of the so-called “self-empowerment” movement. In this movement, we are told that the problem is lack of power—and to achieve power we need to be willing to become more like the people we would like to emulate. The problem with this is that it is more often than not the people we are trying to emulate are people we already hate.
The empowerment movement is great and all, but the problem is that in order to achieve empowerment we need to be a certain way and we end up becoming like others of the same identity. We need to adopt the ideology or mindset of the people we would like to emulate, but we end up becoming their exact opposite. This is especially problematic when it comes to those whom we would like to emulate.
The best way to make that happen is to emulate those that would naturally turn you into their archetype. There are a lot of different perspectives and it takes a lot of thought and introspection. I know I spend a lot of time thinking about and trying to emulate people I don’t like, like some of my friends here.
It is important to understand that while we may want to emulate someone, we don’t want to become them. In other words, it is not possible to become someone you don’t want to become. This is a very basic concept, but we often feel that if we try to emulate someone we don’t like, we will become them. While there is nothing wrong with this, I do think it is worth considering.
I’m not sure how to put this, but when people say, “I want to be like them,” they are typically referring to their own self-imposed social limitations. These self-imposed social limitations may be a reflection of the limitations of the type of person who they are, rather than who they are not.
There is a very good reason why people feel that they have to like themselves and they feel that they cannot like anyone else. It’s called a self-imposed social limitation. The word self-imposed is in quotes because it refers to the way in which we are socialized. Socialization is the process of indoctrination, which begins when we are born into the social environment we live in, and continues throughout our entire life.
There are many ways to socialize ourselves into a society. Some are more passive, like when we are told what to do. Some are more active, like when a company tells you what to do.