There is an emptiness to power and control that many people in positions of affluence and influence experience when they increase their self-awareness and realize it doesn't matter how much they dominate others when they themselves don't feel balanced and happy inside.
A lot of people seek power and control even though it doesn't provide them with deep, abiding fulfillment. Sure, it can produce temporary, superficial gratification, but that doesn't feed the need for meaning. The only way to be truly happy in life is to have inner power and control by healing one's hurts and being as healthy as possible toward oneself and others.
A lot of people think having power and control means subjugating or dominating others; qualities that are dramatically different from inner peace and balance. The key to living a genuinely happy life is to be so self-aware that it radiates outward and helps others grow and succeed. What do you think about power and control?