On a 1-7 scale of potential empowerment, it is wise to ask yourself: “How empowered am I in each of the seven areas of life?”
The less your overall empowerment total, the more forms of subordination you will probably be doing to others. And, in turn, the more subordinations you are doing to others, the less overall empowered you will probably be.
Any of these seven areas of life that we, as passive individuals, don’t empower will leave us vulnerable to becoming overpowered by more assertive others. So, in any area of life that we don’t empower, somebody else will be sure to overpower.
Nature equilibrates passive and assertive individuals through time. The assertive expand and the passive contract their powers in order to play out the dance in the balance of powers. The more areas we are disempowered in, the more overpowered or dominated we will end up being by others. We are not victims of their over-empowering position; we are simply not empowered.