Category Archives: Power

The discredited philosophies of power

Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propagandist, dismissed Mahatma Gandhi as a fool and a fanatic, certain that Gandhi could never bring about independence for India following a path of non-resistance and peaceful revolution. Yet as history played itself out, India won … Continue reading

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Harnessed Energy

Power can be unleashed, or it can be harnessed. The energy in ten litres of petrol can be released explosively by dropping a lighted match into the can. Or it can be channeled through a car engine and used to … Continue reading

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It’s often little things that cause big problems

Do you remember that tragic accident when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded before the watching world, seventy three seconds into her flight, claiming the lives of all seven crew members. The cause of the explosion turned out to be the … Continue reading

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The obstacle man

Norman Vincent Peale, author of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’, tells the story of someone he called ‘the obstacle man’. He was a company director whose standard response to every imaginative proposal was: ‘Now let’s consider the obstacles involved.’ Eventually, … Continue reading

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The Power of an Encouraging Word

Fifteen year old Douglas Maurer went into depression when he was diagnosed with leukemia and learned he was to have three years of chemotherapy that would send him bald and bloated. To cheer him up his aunt ordered some flowers; … Continue reading

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The Perils of Success

According to ancient legend, the Persian emperor Xerxes, returning home aboard a ship filled with his soldiers, ran into a terrible storm. The ship’s Phoenician captain told Xerxes there was no hope of them surviving unless the ship’s load was … Continue reading

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The weakness of God

Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propagandist, used to refer to Mahatma Gandhi as a fool and a fanatic, because he didn’t have the sense to build a military organization. Goebbels was certain that Gandhi, who was deeply influenced by Christ’s Sermon … Continue reading

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