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Sun Tzu said if you know your enemy like yourself, 1000 battles will get you 1000 victories.

This, however, has an idea built inside of it.

And that is the idea of knowing yourself.

Most people don't.

Most of us have tons of biases.

These biases are not bad.

Nobody is broken.

Perhaps it's a leftover instinct from the harsh days of hunters and gatherers.

Back then, it would be a benefit to externalize a lot.

Since our environment was animals that were trying to kill us, and that we were trying to kill.

It made perfect sense under this environment to push ALL problems out to those animals.

Even in Sun Tzu's day, when battles were much more up front and personal, and ever present.

The idea of knowing yourselves back then was more of a strategic idea.

Strengths, weaknesses, etc.

How many horses, weapons, shields etc.

Today, knowing yourself is much more about your internal emotional strengths and weaknesses.

This is much, much more difficult than knowing how many spears and shields you've got.

But it's also much, much more powerful.

Sun Tzu said that knowing your enemy like yourself will yield a "victory."

A binary result, win or loss.

In modern society, it's much more complicated.

Many more variables.

Much more confusion.

Which is why knowing yourself is much, much more important.

The reason was explained over the Oracle at Delphi.

"Man, know thyself, and you shall know the gods."

The gods are just like us.

Everybody is just like us.

So the more you know yourself, the more you'll know EVERYBODY.

The more you know yourself, the more you'll know EVERYTHING about EVERYBODY.

Which will make everything much, much easier.

Most people lead with their own desires.

They talk about what they want.

They talk about what they need.

They talk about what other people "should" give them.

With everybody talking and acting and thinking like this, it creates a lot of conflict.

But if you take the time to understand your own emotions and meta emotions, you will know theirs.

Most are very easy to read by glancing at their body language and their surroundings.

That way, you can approach them, pace them, and let them know that YOU truly understand them.

This, of course, will very much impress them.

Which will make you stand out.

And this will leverage the very powerful law of RECIPROCITY.

They will feel compelled, subconsciously, to help you.

In any way you want.

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