Sunday, March 18, 2012

In a constant world of chaotic duress...

“Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards... Water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows; the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing. Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions. He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.”- Sun Tzu

In a constant world of chaotic duress where aggression reigns supreme, we must never forget that our initial psychological make-up is derived from the early stages of human evolution and are comprised of the instinct known as “Survival”.  From a business perspective, it is the act of timidity that ruins relationships and transcends weakness.  Therefore, we must adapt and overcome.  

Through the years I have personally experienced this mindset, as my personal conceptual knowledge is supported via my own personal triumphs and down falls.  As I share the following posting below, please note that my preferential bias is supported with credible primary and secondary information.  As I tend to transcend from one topic to the next, this blog is designed to extract the inner workings of the psychological mind.  So let’s get to work….

                             “Que desiderat pacem praeparet bellum” - Vegetius

As the quote above, in Latin, via Vegetius states, “LET HIM WHO WANTS PEACE PREAPARE FOR WAR.” The challenge is that society has created a world full of timid and dependent robots.  I don’t mean to sound barbaric, but the reality is that we are all trained for peace, when the real world is in fact at constant war.

“This war exists on several levels. Most obviously we have our rival’s on the other side.  The world has become increasingly competitive and nasty.  In politics, business, even the arts, we face opponents who will do almost anything to get an edge.  More troubling and complex, however, are the battles we face with those who are supposedly on our side.  There are those who outwardly play the team game, who act very friendly and agreeable, but who sabotage us behind the scenes, use the group to promote their own agenda.   Others, more difficult to spot, play subtle games of passive aggression. Offering help that never comes, instilling guilt as a secret weapon.  On the surface everything seems peaceful enough, but just below it, it is every man and woman for him-or herself, this dynamic infecting even families and relationships. The culture may deny this realty and promote a gentler picture, but we know it and feel it, in our battle scars.”- Robert Greene

Furthermore, the future belongs to groups that are fluid, fast and flexible.  From a capitalistic and entrepreneurial mindset, we are facing times of mind-boggling duress.  As our constitutional rights are being stripped away with every new control, regulation, bill, and false patriotic propaganda implemented. We are in time of great scrutiny. On the contrary, it is these times that make, the select few of us, whom we are today.  So keep on fighting……Vereour Nasquam….and VIVA LA RESISTANCE! 

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