I stumbled upon ghte Forty-Eight Laws of Power in the wikipedia. I never do even one of these. Not one. Does that mean I'm not powerful? Hardly. This is only what witches call power-over. Witches wield power-within.
Here are two of the laws that I see around me often. And I particularly don't follow these two.
48. Assume Formlessness
By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself to attack. Instead of taking a form for your enemy to grasp, keep yourself adaptable and on the move. Accept the fact the nothing is certain and no law is fixed. The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and formless as water, never bet on stability or lasting order. Everything changes.
4. Always Say Less Than Necessary
When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open ended, and sphinx like. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.
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