Sun Tzu - The Art of War

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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

As I read this book, I immediately sensed the practical wisdom which the author readily offered in this timeless classic. I’ve never been recruited into an armed force, yet, it was not after many verses that I realized Sun Tzu’s advice applied to a wide, if not universal, range of subjects that brimmed my young adult life at the time.

It’s a short read, and I admit I was often tempted to speed through it, impatient to gather any gems that would give me the slightest advantage over any of the many conflicts that seemed to construct my life. But, I implore you to learn from my mistake, and, much like reading the Holy Bible, or some other eternal poem, take each verse and commune with it for a while. Meditate on them, with as much as an open and empty mind as you can afford. Even then, I imagine this will be one of those gems you will find yourself giving a re-read once every few years.

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