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June 24 2017

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Surrendering to a more powerful opponent will help you assemble power down the line.

Have you ever gone up against someone knowing that you’d never win? While it’s common for individuals to fight for glory against all odds, it’s not the path to power. When confronted with an adversary more powerful than you, so what should you do?

Give up.

This might seem an odd strategy, particularly since humans and their foes automatically fight to guard themselves. But when a competition acts with aggression, he can expect you to react in the exact same way. In instances when you know the competition has you beat, surrender and your best move would be to do the reverse.


Should you give up, or convince your opponent that you so, you'll be able to ensure that he won’t deliver substantial damage. Not only this, but your opponent, believing he has won, may also let down his guard. When he does, you’ll possess a golden opportunity plan your next move and to recover your strength.

Consider the case of Bertolt Brecht, a writer of ground-breaking, communist ideas who immigrated to America to join other intellectuals exiled from Europe. Prior to the US Congress, which was investigating a supposed communist infiltration of Hollywood, his peers and Brecht were summoned after the Second World War.

While his fellow radicals caused a commotion and challenged the authority of Congress by being uncooperative and screaming, Brecht was serene and politely answered the questions he was asked.

And his uncooperative friends?

They were blacklisted, struggling to release for many years!

 Build long term strength as opposed to making major sacrifices for short lived bouts of glory.
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A simple smile.
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On the prowl.
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March 26 2017

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Down and out
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