THE MISUSED POWER

I live in a world where power is being misused, no matter how big, no matter how small. The slightest feeling of power in any organization is being used against so many.

I would start with the Power Holding Company, the power of electricity. Officials withholds electricity from reaching other streets for long while their streets enjoy electricity all day, all night.

Talking of education, lecturers demands for sex before giving good grades out, supervisors demand bribes before they mark a project well done, just because they are in the position of power in that particular field. They take bribes from lazy rich kids and give them better grades than those who truly deserve it.

In different companies and organizations, sex is also demanded for employment, most people already have candidates/slots for their employees even before screening and interviews, their families and friends even when they do not meet up with the requirements, thereby sending qualified people back home.

I live in a world where paramilitaries (police and security officials) arrest innocents because they are not willing to bribe them off, some times they even fire just because an innocent insists on standing on his right. They are given the power for our safety, but they use it against us for their pocket. A world where police officers collects monthly payments from internet fraud stars for their free movement no matter what they do or who they scam.

I live in a world where politicians promises to serve the people but after election, they begin to starve the people. A world where politicians refuses to pay up workers salaries for months but will never joke with any of their personal allowances. A world where the billionaire thieves prosecutes the once who steal to keep their body and soul together.

Even down to our primary schools, seniors bullying their juniors just because they are stronger and bigger in body sizes. They forcefully take what belongs to their juniors not because they need it, but most times just to destroy it and to feel in power.

A world where house helps are treated like slaves, they are the first to wake up in the morning and the last to sleep at night, they get beating for every little mistake they do while the child in the house are as spoiled as brats, they sleep on the floor in the corridor while the children have their own rooms and personal beds. They have no access to education working day and night just because they are being paid a few penny, just because they have nobody to run to.

I live in a tragic world where power is constantly being misused, no matter how big, no matter how small, the slightest taste of power in any organization is being used against so many.

But what the world I live in don't understand is that POWER is never constant, it might be yours today, it might be mine tomorrow, but one thing is certain, one person won't be in the position of power for life.

All Thanks to you for reading through my writeup on power, a contest on the WORD OF THE WEEK by @calumam. I wish you a wonderful week.


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I'm so sorry to hear that mate, in my country also has some similarities where the government has a lucrative promise but when elected they seem to forget their promises and even a lot of corruption cases that are often done by many officials from the government.


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This last year, they made it obvious that they deliberately wanted to starve us by hoarding palliative meant for Covid-19 in the whole country


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Like they say, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I happen to live in the world you just described. These things happen when the wrong people are put into certain positions.

The system is broken, certain kind of people must arise if things like this will change


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Something I noticed again is, there are good people going to the power position, but as soon as they get there, they change totally.

It seems like the power position is what currupts the good in then


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True. Power can be intoxicating but I believe there are still few people out there that can alter the status quo


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It is sad that this continues to happen and more so in countries where there are so many natural resources, in fact this situation feeds a vicious circle of revenge, when power changes hands.

What results in much more division, and that is when it is almost impossible to heal wounds that are left because of the abuse of power.
I would like to see a more equitable world, but at the rate we are going, it is alarming how inequality opens a gap in astronomical proportions between the winners and the unfortunate ... I'm sorry for that situation, friend, and thanks for sharing!


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The situation you describe is indeed sad. It is a shame that we live in a world where so many must suffer at the hands of the rich that have consolidated power into their own hands.

My hope for you is the optimism you exhibit at the end of your article (that someday power will be in your hands) comes to fruition. If it does, however, a word of advise, remember history and do not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Good luck with the contest.


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So many abuse of powers is occuring in our society especially from so many leaders in the world,they abuse their power and enslave their followers and citizens....


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And the fact is that we are all leaders, take it or leave it, their will always be some people looking up to you for something, I believe we can start from there. Change can begin with each and everyone of us, together we can make this world a better place


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I remember one of my jobs ... when I had a minimum wage in between, one of my bosses felt like I had to fall into his bed at some point, it turns out that it was like what had to happen if I wanted to advance, not accept my worst moments began, shouting, persecution, harassment ... after a few days everyone's salary went up but thanks to the POWER that he had they never adjusted mine ... on the contrary, he gave me more hours of work and more pressure, even that I decided to resign, no matter what, I could not let his power be placed above my values. Power is a double-edged sword, pitifully misused on most occasions.


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He has forgotten that what goes around comes around. When his time comes, and someone else uses his or her power against him, he probably won't know why it's happening to him.

This misuse of power is what has made the world a wicked one, may God help us.


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And the power fights continue

We watch them ourselves abuse people in various ways, and you have done a great job mentioning them all. The slave, the governments, the lecturers, the employee, the bullies, the senior students, etc

once we get a hold of power, we abuse it and use it against the weak and the powerless. What we do not know is why power corrupts this much


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and you have done a great job mentioning them all.

I am afraid one can not mention it all, what a pity, the world is getting more dangerous by the day.

Kidnapping, rape, murder, richual killing, bad mouthing, human trafficking....... All these are products of POWER been misused, all these happens all around the world each and every single day.


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That is true

It is only the good Lord that keeps us safe

May he save us all till the very end...Amen


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While I was reading this I was inspired to listen to Mos Def's track Mathematics. Not sure why exactly, I just found the way you laid out the issues resembled it in some way.


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A lot to say......

Different people with different experience, no one has been able to live in this world without being affected by a misused POWER one way or the other.

we all have a story to tell


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What a wonderful post! I can affirm to the world you mean in your context, i just hope situation gets better with time in our country. You've said it all, power is been abused in all facet of life and it'll definitely not remain with one person for life. No condition we find ourself is permanent and such applies to power as well.

Great content brother @corporateay. Wishing you success in this contest.


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Thank you brother @daniky.

These misuse of power at all ramifications is the reason why the world is tagged a dangerous world.


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That's very true brother. Besides you never know a person character until he/she is in the position of power or authority.


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When you talk about PHCH in Nigeria I kind of feel like they're the worst. In every sector in Nigeria power is treated like an inheritance and it makes people hold on to it. In reality I felt that the world is changing and power is something we shouldn't often take when it's being excessively abused. But then rigging and cheating wouldn't let it to be so. Most leaders in African countries abuse their powers down to the barest minimum.


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Rigging is another deep aspect, one can not think of it all as I said earlier, misuse of power is now the order of the day.


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True there is a misuse of power, and in some places more so than others. You did bring out what is ill with the society today but it will also take the power of us (or an individual) to look for a change in these misuses. Nelson Mandela and Gandhi showed the power of an individual in shaping the country. I am sure, it will happen again.

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Yes, I agree with you.

I takes more people with more power, who are at the same time willing to eradicate other people, who misuses power.

Those good times will come again, but how long. More people are willing to misuse power these days than to exercise equity and justice.


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