Just finished reading The Art of War by Sun-Tzu, it’s really not the usual kind of book I would read but it was given to me as a gift & highly recommended. Plus it’s a classic, so I thought I should equip myself with the knowledge shared in it considering that we are actually at war, not necessarily physical here in Canada but definitely a spiritual one.
I was so reluctant to read it, why do I need to know how to do war when I am looking for peace?🤔 Then I realized it’s not just about real wars with guns, it’s everyday life, it’s about relationships, learning to be a business owner and being an advocate . A Chinese proverb I love also came to my mind; “It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.”❤️
I like to think that I hate war and would never participate in it but the last 3 years have taught me different, I’m definitely a warrior all the way and even if I’m on the good side, I’m still participating so I actually really needed this book even though I didn’t want to admit it to myself🤷🏻♀️
I had a hard time with the fact that the way of war is a way of deception as I highly value authenticity but it gave me insights on the fact that there is a time & place for authenticity and that being authentic doesn’t mean I have to tell everybody, especially not an opponent, everything all the time…lol…this is very hard for me & my big mouth😅
By far my favourite quote in the book is “Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.”🔥🔥🔥
Overall, it was an interesting read with commentators & a translator. I liked reading the different perspectives of what they thought was meant by Sun-Tzu when he wrote it. I also like how the book starts with the full book and then breaks each section down with the comments. Ill definitely keep this book handy so I can refer to it now & then as I move through life.👉👉👉