I’ve Got An Issue #12: Power Trips

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I would like to apologize for the lack of Issues. I have been mostly busy. This week I’m going to issue out three editions of I.G.A.I today and one more tomorrow. I missed three days so three issues. That’s how it works.  Anyhow I’m back at it!

Don’t let it go to your head?

Recently, I had a bout with someone who had not only an inferiority complex, but was also suffering from a power trip. For personal reasons and just being smart about it, I’m not going to say any names or go into complex detail about the situation. To quote Jay-Z, “you know who did you know what” if you happen to know of the incident. The brunt of it is this: a person with a power trip tried to and unsuccessfully failed at getting me fired from a job because they didn’t like common sense or questions regarding unknown policies. Once this happen, this entry was being written. I waited to cool off before I would write about this because if I wrote about it in the moment….well let’s say it wouldn’t be so nice.  Back to the point, you shouldn’t do things like that if you are having a bad day. People with power trips don’t understand that though. It is like watching a infant throw a hissy fit because they can’t get their way. Let’s define the word power trip shall we?

Definition: noun

  1. a self-aggrandizing quest for ever-increasing control over others.

Basically, I can’t stand people like this. This is what I had to deal with at work (and I’m not the one you want to play with when it comes to money) and I couldn’t stand it. Now I’m just surprised I handled it the way I did. No shouting matches from me or any of the usual. I’m a professional and I’m at work so why would I jeopardize my job for the small satisfaction of letting you know how much of a stain you are. Not worth it.  Anywho, people like this will do any and I mean ANYthing to make it seem like you are in the wrong while they are right. Lying, defamation of character, talk to you like you have no sense (when they have no sense) you name it and I bet it is going to happen if you dealing with someone who is suffering from the power trip.

Those who suffer from power trips don’t apply to just workers with higher positions than you. My friend they are everywhere! Have you not read a facebook or youtube comment section? You’ll find them every single time. Power trippers are everywhere! Power Trippers applies to all the people who want you to have the same politics, religion, thoughts, musical preference, orientation, opinions, etc. If you aren’t doing something the same way as them and they impose themselves on you when you are just expressing yourself via social media or minding your own darn business, you got a power tripper. One fact that remains to be true is power trippers won’t go away. They’ll be here till the end of time. A sickening fact.

My biggest issue with this is simple. WHY? WHY do you need to be right? Does it make you feel better to make people think like you? Why do you need the world to follow your ideals? Do you think it is going to be a better place? Why do you think your thought or a majorities thought is the answer? Do you think if everyone feels the same way about something that’s the right answer? WHY must you impose? WHY? WHY? WHYYYYYYYYY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS. Sorry that’s how the theme song goes. Anyways, you don’t win a trophy for being right all the time. If life has taught me anything, you don’t have to be right all the time. Sometimes you will learn a lot when you are wrong. Yes it may take sometime for you to realize that, but you will learn. You don’t need to have your way all the time either. Sometimes certain things aren’t for you at that time. JUST wait on it, make moves and keep your head up.

To all of those power trippers who oppose to this, I just want all of you to understand two things: everyone does not think the same and people will have various opinions that may or may not clash with yours. Hell you can even say some of my blogs come off power trippy, but the one thing I open myself up to is different opinions from mine. I don’t just call people crazy or berate them because they don’t see things the same way I do. I will try to get MY point across (which is all I’m responsible for) in a respectful manner while respecting yours at the same time. All of our life experiences are different not shared. There isn’t just one answer to a problem. There are multiple ways of answering anything. You aren’t correct. I am not correct. We are just sharing how we think or feel. We need to remember this before any of us try to impose our thoughts or feelings on another person who may not feel or think the same. The end. Have a great day and don’t be a power tripper.



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