My thoughts in response to @promisesunshine
blog - power
. (though I think I took quite a different spin after reading the comments.)
It may seem: "the power belongs to those who care the least" - anonymous (can't find a source) (@be_the_rain
I beg to differ that this statement holds real truth. I think it is a perceived power, but not real. Ultimately I think the one with the power to put themselves in a place of vulnerability is indeed far more powerful than the one who lacks care, compassion and love. It takes a lot to be strong enough to be transparent. To offer yourself and love to others who do not value it.
If caring about someone means that when they don't care in return, they assume power over you is the case, then its not really power unless you give them that. No person can control you unless you allow them to, at least in the sense of caring for others.
To me, confidence, assurance.... these are the true power. These are the things it takes to love without remorse, to give yourself without fear. These are the things we need to change the world with love.