Power is a matter of influence.
If I do not please, I cannot seduce. If I do not seduce, I cannot influence. If I do not influence, I repent.
Without money, we lose influence. Without influence, we lose control.
Without Littlefinger and Ramsay and the rest, I would have stayed a Little Bird all my life.
When a civilization acts in opposition to its instincts, it may be under the influence of something, or someone, new.
Influence grows like a weed.