“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.” - Mahatma Gandhi We all strive to achieve one thing– power. Our world is driven by the very thought of reaching the point where we call the shots and have people at our beck and call. Many wouldn’t agree, but in the end, isn’t it what everyone really wants? For people look at you and notice, to hear your word and scurry to fulfill it? In correspondence to the topic of power, let us elucidate on a famous quote once iterated by former President Abraham Lincoln. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” In reference to this, we take a look at the past events and how people utilized the power given to them. June 2 talks about several such individuals. From the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, to the abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain, June 2nd has witnessed them all. The date is also known for the famous trip of Late Pope John Paul II, which triggered the derailment of communism and the building of solidarity. Again, like Mahatma Gandhi said, “Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment”.