JUST ONE FAITHFUL DISCIPLE OF SUN TZU HEREMarch 2, 2013
I can’t exactly remember which bookstore I was able to rummage this 'The Art of War' book I have on my bedside table right now, [I’ve downloaded an Android app on this, but I still cling back to the old school] but the date I wrote at the back cover is still clear, Oct. 28, 1989, so logically I’ve been consuming a Sun Tzu strategy for 24 years now, some of it worked, some didn’t because I didn’t understand and struggle with it like hell, lol – and someone said here, it’s not the strategy that is a fail, it’s the execution that is, fine, I rest my case.
I’m a real fan of this ancient hyper intellectual Chinese General, I don’t know but probably just love to squeeze off cerebral juices out of my poor, drained wits and here’s one that I was battling to decipher at 4:30 in the morning, don’t ask me why it went with the crow of my neighbors rooster, that would be another story.
SUN TZU said, When a chieftain in fighting in his own territory, it is dispersive ground. When he has penetrated into hostile territory, it is facile ground. Ground the possession of which imports great advantage to either side, is contentious ground. On dispersive ground, therefore, fight not. On facile ground, halt not. On contentious ground, attack not. On contentious ground, I would hurry up my rear.
To be honest I can feel a stream of blood coming out of my godamn nose, lol. I was thinking … it was more difficult I guess with the early interpreters, Had I been born in Sun Tzu's time then probably I gone dizzy seeing men in robes brushing their creased foreheads walking to and fro thinking about his fancy statements.
Anyway, I figured probably if applied to women’s relationship with men, can it be that …. When you’re on your own territory, you should just be composed and calm, as you know your way in and out of it, I care less if a man ran out of my door in briefs, lol. When you’re on a nonaligned or neutral territory, you can drop a bomb without care and just walk away and when you’re on someone else’s, say men's ground, keep your ass covered and when circumstance call hurry up, pick everything, never allow a trace and leave.
Geez, I wonder if my brain neurons are still in place, I’m feeling my synapse has failed functioning. Hahaha! Have a great weekend ladies.
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She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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