Unless you're an extremely lucky person, you're going to meet someone who seems absurdly dedicated to making your life a living hell.
And whether it was a teacher, a manager, or just one incredibly unpleasant stranger, the unfortunate way that life turns out is that this person will often have some degree of power over you.
However, there's some solace to be had in knowing that this power is often fleeting. Because even if you're not in a position to separate yourself from that situation entirely, people who treat you this way can eventually find that they've made enemies of other people as well.
And as we're about to see, some of those people can have more power than they realize.