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April 01 2018

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Wandering past the plants.
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February 17 2018

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Emerging from a nice swim

June 24 2017

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To attain power over others, seduction works better than coercion.

Picture yourself as Chuko Liang, head strategist for the ancient Chinese state of Shu: War has been declared on China by King Menghuo from the south and quitting him and saving the country lies in your hands.

But before learning everything you should do, it’s crucial to know what not to do.

To start with, using force and coercive tactics is never wise, even when they’re the most easy option. Actually, if you do exercise your strength, folks will secretly resent you because force breeds resistance. Liang didn’t assault with force and knew this, even though he probably would have defeated the invading army.

But if he'd, Menghuo might have resented China and Liang and the state would need to constantly shield itself. Everyone bred and involved paranoia would have exhausted.

 Folks have a tendency to be commanded by their emotions, and you can get them do everything you need – of their own free will by playing on their feelings.

You are able to do this by then unexpectedly treating them, and threatening your opponent so that pain is expected by them. For instance, when Menghuo attacked China, Liang seized him and his whole army. To his great surprise he was offered delicious food and wine rather, although Menghuo anticipated the worst and was separated from his soldiers.

While his enemy’s soldiers were released by Liang, he'd only let Menghuo go when the enemy king promised that if he was caught again, he'd bow to the Chinese king.

And while Liang got Menghuo several more times, he always let him go. Afterward, on the seventh capture, Menghuo dropped to Liang’s feet, surrendering his kingdom and himself.

Despite the fact that Liang could have killed Menghuo when he was captured by him, a proven fact the enemy king was conscious of, he gave him plenty of chances and treated him nicely each time. As a result, Menghuo grew increasingly grateful and indebted to the Chinese king, until he eventually surrendered of his own volition.
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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 suburban dream.
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On the prowl.
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Milky pool.
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May 21 2017

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Bustin' out at the beach.
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March 26 2017

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March 08 2017

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(jaw hits floor)
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She wore red.
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Nothing to see here. Move along.
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