Aug 17, 2022
|Book:||The Art of War|
Before reading the book, I thought that the book was about the thinking process of the human brain. But 'The Art of War is much more than just the thinking approach. Written nearly 2500 years ago, it is still the most influential book in military strategy.
Although the book is all about the strategies used in war, the techniques could be used in day-to-day life. Many people have adapted the principles in politics, business and other similar sectors. Before waging war, planning plays a crucial role. You must know your strengths and weaknesses against your enemy's strengths and weaknesses. The most threatening move is to destroy your enemy psychologically before the actual war begins.
Sun Tzu outlines the first five fundamental factors that govern the war. These are The Moral law, Heaven, Earth, The Commander and Method and Discipline. Speed and decisiveness of the army play an influential role in the Art of War.
Victory in war is not dependent on the amount of destruction you created. To capture the enemy territory whole and intact is the real victory. This kind of victory requires proper strategy.
A good fighter should know to save himself against defeat and wait for an opportunity to defeat the enemy. Different circumstances need different tactics and different choices. There are roads you should not consider, armies you should not attack, and towns you should not capture.
The book teaches how to make the entire war profitable using proper strategies. It contains valuable lessons that can help you in your day-to-day life. You should definitely give it a try.