And absolute powerlessness corrupts absolutely.
If you have no power at all, you cannot advocate for your beliefs. You can’t stand up for what’s right. You have to compromise before the conversation even starts. In fact, you might not even know what you think is right because you are so used to giving preference to the opinions of others.
At some point I was indoctrinated to believe there is something wrong with making money, buying a house, starting a business, or being savvy and political about building up my social network, my circle. Then I started to wonder whose interests were served by those beliefs. If you suffer from a similar indoctrination, maybe it’s time to challenge it.