I do not accept the hypothesis of powerlessness.<quoted text>
1. Humans are powerless over most everything including death. Do not confuse this premise with responsibility. One must accept the hypothesis of powerlessness before proceeding.
2. Like a child or pet, some humans seek a powerful being to protect them.
3. Under the umbrella of this infallible superhero, the believer acquires power and no longer feels powerless.(Think prayer, afterlife, etc.)
.. I welcome all responses to my thought process ..
And if powerless, there can be no responsibility.
Every day, humans exert the power to overcome limitations, acquire new skills and knowledge, perform a creative act that brings something new into the world that previously did not exist. We can provide a new and vital service, we can improve the quality of humankind.
There was a man who was noticed at a university cafeteria, sitting totally paralyzed, groaning and being fed messily by another person. He was emaciated, head slumped forward, seemingly powerless.
Later he became known as Stephen Hawking.