Manipulation in love is an asset, but in fear, it is a liability.
* Each interaction without tactic is irresponsible at best, but definitely grounds for destruction. Though it may feel natural to be without guile, charm and ease are supernatural; We are not naturally lovable or valued
* As such, we have a fork in the road: Manipulate in fear of an outcome vs. Manipulate to facilitate an outcome.
* Ironically, most outright power-grabs and abuses of power are done as a knee-jerk reaction to the lack of power (a comfort and discipline of chaos), thus, destroying the possibility of more power. “Why did I do that’s?” soon follow. A bad player on the world’s stage is a reactor, rather than an actor, a player. See the parallels? (i.e possessiveness and jealousy, neediness, etc)
*Accordingly, I conclude that its not the lack of management, but poor management, that render good relations into ruined relations. Its not that manipulation is bad, but that most manipulators are incompetent and incorrect: Incorrect tactics or no tactics, the results are the same.
Remember: Kimmuriel says that the highest form of manipulation is self-manipulation, seduction and happiness are self-induced contagions. When the recipe is mastered, then and only then do we open up the doors in our soul for a palace worth of gems and riches to reside. We become fulfilled and then can bestow our richness unto others.
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