I was recently pulled over by our state police for speeding. It turns out that I had an old moving violation that I had never paid along with an expired driver license. It wasnt a good day. I was detained at the local police station until the whole mess was sorted out. This lead to a discussion about authority and power with a lawyer friend of mine. What type of jobs truly give you power. Law enforcement, military careers in politics, being a senator or congressman. My buddy laughed I think ER docs have the most authority of any job I have any seen I asked him why would he think a ridiculous thing like that. Think about it You can meet a total stranger. Five minutes later you have your finger up their butt. Then you can bill them for it. Now thats power.