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  • Issue 35

Power Down

On the pointlessness of power moves.
Words by Debika Ray. Photograph by Charlotte Lapalus.

Power is a potent drug. It’s why the language we use to describe it is laced with that of addiction. We crave it. Or we’re power-hungry. Power-mad. Drunk on power. On a power trip.

A power move is like a quick fix down a back alley—a desperate hit for the vulnerable ego. A person comfortable in authority does not need to flaunt it, but those who are insecure about their position become giddy on assertions of their dominance.


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five

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