It can be a thing or person.
Ignore and stay away from what pulls you down.
All the above except maybe courses can empower or pull you down.
Depending on who or what you choose.
Look for the right thing. Because you’ll find what you look for.
Ignore the news for sure. Because it just tells you what has happened and that too not in a matter of fact but in a hyped-up way.
Now, good luck finding what empowers you.