Power Play

"We can never establish with certainty what part of our relations with others is the result of our emotions -- love, antipathy, charity or malice -- and what part is predetermined by the constant power play among individuals."

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

And precisely because we cannot establish that with any certainty, it gives us a cause for both suspicion and hope. We can suspect a relationship to be fuelled by dynamics of personal and social power disequilibrium, and we can find hope, given the uncertainty, that a relationship is based on more than that.

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Anum Khalid said…
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