People feel powerful telling others what to do. Like the bad boss asking their staff to come in on a Saturday to work on TPS Reports. We do this because we feel in control. But we are not actually in control of anything. The Earth is spinning at about 1,000 miles per hour, how much power do we really have?
The answer to me is less than we think but more than we realize. The less in control we feel the more we pretend to exercise it.