My name is Lucio and a I live in Berlin -an amazing city.. with the only drawback of long and cold winters :)-.
I was born an introvert with little innate social skills. I also had a naive belief that people are mostly good and there to help. And I had a rosy outlook on life that things would always work out. Magically. By themselves.
Thank God I found myself one day broke, alone and desperate.
The Power Moves is the result of that (ever ongoing) climb.
Because of my personal life circumstances I believe that post-modern society, with its consumer protections, rules of law and a myriad of ONGs, lulls many of us into the false belief that we are “taken care of”.
I see it differently today.
Your best bet, is betting on yourself.
And again, don’t get me wrong, we don’t live in a dark world. It’s an amazing world.
It’s full of opportunities and filled with countless amazing people. More amazing people than bad apples.
But those bad apples are also sharing this amazing world with. And some of the are ruthless. They’ll flaunt the rules and use the law to acquire power.
And there are people who’ll try to trample you just to go one step higher. When that will happen, how will you go, sing The Clash? With your hands on your head, or on the trigger of your gun?
The Power Moves wants to teach you to wield that gun.
My Power Moves Personality
I’ve always been a bit of a rebel, always had it in me to push back against constrictive social rules and norms.
When during my teens I shaped my hair into a red Mohawk my mom said it was a “phase” that would soon run its course. And together with the hair also the No Logo ideology and the protesting years would all be history.
And part of me also thought so.
Dare to Be Different: Find Your Way
But I was wrong.
While I got rid of tattered clothes and Mohawk hair -I couldn’t pull it off if I wanted today :)- the embers of rebellion never fully died.
I’m still at odds with rules, bosses and the average Joe way of life.
It’s not meanness towards average Joes. Quite the opposite. It’s because if you’re reading here I’d want better for you. And I don’t believe you can find your own voice dancing on someone else’s tune.
And the world needs your voice.
Don’t sing on someone else’s tune then: forge your own path.
A Stronger You For a Better World
Today I’m also as far from communist ideology as one can be. But there’s still a populist side in me burning. I particularly detest those who use their power to take advantage of the weaker ones.
Power Moves then means understanding how people accrue (social) power and use it against others. When everyone will be able to stand up to abuse, then there will be less victims and less injustice in this world.
In a way, The Power Move is my shot fired against abuse and injustice in the world.