The Power of Love Versus the Love of Power

@JudyEv (134905)
Bunbury, Australia
November 11, 2016 1:13am CST
I found this photo of another Wicked van. These are for hire and are popular with the young who want something cheap that they can camp in when they want to go surfing or touring. Most have funny quotes or statements written on them. I'm sure you can read it from the photo but the wording says 'when the power of love overcomes the love of power , the world will have peace'. A timely reminder for all of us when so many countries are in turmoil. We are leaving shortly to go to a barbecue then attend a bluegrass concert. It is being held in a tiny country hall in the locality of Yabberup. We are taking our bus/motor-home and will stay the night. I'll catch up with you all again tomorrow.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
11 Nov 16
just in time. and thinking of what if i change the sentence, when the love of power overcomes the power of love, the world will be in PIECE(S)
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
That is very true too. Well done.
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
Very well re-worded!
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@vandana7 (67683)
• India
11 Nov 16
Great message...In my case when the power of love overcomes the power of eating, the world would see me slim and nice.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
I guess you could adapt the saying for all sorts of situations.
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 16
That's a powerful statement and a timely one.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It is very timely at the moment with so much unrest in the world.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Nov 16
@just4him - I agree that the message is very timely. I wish Mr. Trump believed it. Trump's followers now believe they can be blatant racists. Kids have been filmed walking through schools yelling "white power" and "go home" and "build the wall," while minority children are sitting nearby, crying. It is horrible. Some white people keep telling everyone to "relax, everything will be fine" or "get over it." However, the sight of those children just breaks my heart. When Trump was asked if he regrets the racist tone he took, he said, "No. I won." Disgusting. When people ask why we are still upset three days after the election ... that is why.
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• Preston, England
11 Nov 16
great way to get such a message across - very 1960's
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It is very 60s isn't it? Flower power stuff.
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• Preston, England
12 Nov 16
@JudyEv nothing wrong with that for me
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
@arthurchappell I have no problem with it either but there were some strange children's names that came out of that era. I know of two brothers whose surname is Joy. Their first names are Dixie and Sunshine. Normally calling someone 'Sunshine' would get you a black eye.
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@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
11 Nov 16
Indeed, the love of power is a dreaded evil in this world, it has done havoc and that's what it keeps doing...I agree
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It seems very hard to deal with the love of power. No-one is keen to give up power.
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@Jenning (2022)
• Nigeria
12 Nov 16
@JudyEv Hehehehehe Yea, true. Power intoxicates!
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Nov 16
that is a lovely van and quite appropriate right now
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
And it isn't only the USA which is feeling the pressure. There are plenty of other countries under stress.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Nov 16
@JudyEv more than I realized would actually, wasn't expecting that
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
11 Nov 16
That is a nice message to have printed in a vehicle....spread the word of love.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It's a hippie kind of comment isn't it?
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
12 Nov 16
Yeah..totally.
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• United States
11 Nov 16
such simple words with great truth. sadly 't seems that many're not willin' to cross that line, nor e'em compromise. oh, i hope ya enjoy that bar-b-que'n concert! safe travels, hon.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It takes much goodwill on all sides for any progress to be made. We're home again and we've had a very pleasant time.
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• United States
12 Nov 16
@JudyEv so very true, ms. judy. so glad to here that'cha made't safe. i'd no doubts'f ya havin' a good time :) big hugs!
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@Inlemay (16991)
• South Africa
11 Nov 16
Those are wise words on the Wicked Van!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
They are indeed. Very flower-power-ish.
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@Inlemay (16991)
• South Africa
13 Nov 16
@JudyEv Cool Dude!
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@toaqua (710)
11 Nov 16
Have fun wherever you are going!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Thanks. It was fun and now we're home again.
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@toaqua (710)
12 Nov 16
@JudyEv That's good!
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Nov 16
Unfortunately it seems that power continues to corrupt. So many politicians seem to start out with good intentions but somewhere along the way the power seems to go to their heads.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
That is very true. Some get trapped because they have to follow party lines; others might have a weak character and end up finding themselves compromised.
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@LadyDuck (176859)
• Switzerland
11 Nov 16
I love what written on this Van, if we could make this real it would be wonderful. Have a safe trip and enjoy the concert.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Thanks, we're home again now and the concert was a lot of fun.
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@xFiacre (5211)
• Ireland
11 Nov 16
@judyev Yabberup - are you serious? Your names are so .... Australian. In a good way of course.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
The next little town along that road is Mumballup then Noggerup. Mumballup has a bumper sticker saying 'Where the hell is Mumballup? Halfway between Yabberup and Noggerup'. I wouldn't mind living at Mumballup just so I could have the sticker. And yes, very Australian and in a good way. :)
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
11 Nov 16
Looks like you are so busy! Enjoy the barbecue party and the concert. Yes, there are so many political bickering anywhere!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
The concert was enjoyable thanks. The turmoil in the world never seems to ease does it?
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• New Delhi, India
11 Nov 16
Nice quote with a deep meaning
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
Yes, it does have a deep and important meaning.
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@skysnap (18039)
11 Nov 16
this is true inded..
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It's very perceptive isn't it?
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@TRBRocks420 (82802)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Have fun at the BBQ and, concert, that sounds a blast.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
A local blue-grass band entertained us then a professional group, one of whom now lives in Nashville.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
11 Nov 16
The saying is so true... Have fun at the barbecue and concert!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
We had an enjoyable time thanks. The music was great as was the barbecue.
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
A simple message but connotes a great meaning!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
There is another one - 'power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely'. Certainly power can go to a person's head if there are no controls placed on them.
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@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
I agree with you, Ms. Judy @JudyEv ! I don't want to go far. We have a lot of those kind of people in power in our government. To be honest? I want to go back to that election. I should have not voted for them!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov 16
@KnehKnah Oh, I am sorry you are disappointed now. It is so hard to know what is best at the time. Some politicians and parties promise so much but then don't deliver.
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@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
12 Nov 16
I love that quote .. it is so true ..
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 16
It is isn't it? And one we all need to keep in mind I think.
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@epiffanie (10404)
• Australia
14 Nov 16
@JudyEv I wrote a while back about power and love ... "love of power destroys but the power of love restores" .. based on my personal experience ... that's why I love that quote you shared ..
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov 16
@epiffanie The saying you give is very true too. The power of love can be incredibly strong.
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