There are the weak, and there are the strong.
Then there are those who look past deficiencies, and the pompous posturing of those who claim to hold the power, and they do what they need to do to support themselves and encourage others.
These people move at a speed they can handle, improving the skills they have, and helping out when they can. There is no rush.
These people are truly strong, of spirit and humanity.
Strength and weakness are not virtues, but seeking to improve the qualities that better serve the world around you is a virtuous path.
Be strong enough to stand up to your negative thoughts, yet weak enough to be affected by your vulnerability.
Our behaviour is influenced by our beliefs. There can never be too much empathy, honesty, respect, or compassion. Chose elements other than power, or lack thereof, to carve out your spot on this planet, and use your true virtues to improve upon life as we know it, and the world as we see it.
Move forward with grace, and in good faith. Keep trying, keep believing.