Yesterday, I visited the F.I.S.H.bowl and Jahiti directed me towards a passage in the book "48 Laws of Power". I have to mention, Jah is an Aquarian (like me) so when the brotha indicated that he wanted me to read something....I knew it would be SUPER profound. That's how we gets down! I can't tell you the law he pointed out b/c by revealing the law .....I'd be giving you some of my power &............. we hella sure can't have that...LOL! Hint: Its not one of the ones listed below. he he! Thanks Jah....you've helped me in more ways than one. I'd been hearing about this book forever....so now Im puttin you down with it too. Cop it ASAP. Sometimes inspiration comes from the least expected places. A friend shared this jewel with me & now its only right that I do so for you............
Here is a lil excerpt to wet your whistle:
Never Outshine the Master
Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.
Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies
Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.
Conceal your Intentions
Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.
Always Say Less than Necessary
When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.
So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life
Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once you slip, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Make your reputation unassailable. Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they happen. Meanwhile, learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations. Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.
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