Of Self-esteem and Power

I am writing this on the occasion of the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the 15th President of the Republic, Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Cojuangco Aquino III or P.Noy. As things stand, he is the most powerful man in the country today. His power comes from his overwhelming election mandate. He not only possesses a moral mandate, but also emotional gravitas of the people. What is captivating about the man is his level-headedness and his feet on the ground in spite of the power his presidency. If all accounts of his personal encounter and appearances in the media are to be judged, P.Noy is the very human president of recent memory. His unassuming ways endear him to people.

Contrast this with my experience. In my last post, I was caught in the middle of conflicting perspectives on how authority must be exercised before my transfer. In the end, it was all about power, with persons wielding their power over me as a subordinate. I opt not to divulge the details here.

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