Hey guys it’s practice psychology,
and it is a pleasure for me to introduce eudaimonia.
And he’s going to be giving you his favorite tips out of the book the art of war.
There’s a ton of history lessons in this.
And if you guys enjoy go ahead and check out his channel.
I’ll put the link in the description.
Anyways here’s eudaimonia.
Greetings practical psychologists,
and thank you for lending me your ears
On my channel eudaimonia I’m animating the famous book the art of war by Sun zu.
The book can be used as a guide to lead you through obstacles.
Originally written to provide a strategy in war
now it can provide a strategy to modern life.
It outlines approaches to conflict and competition,
and the advice given can be applied to help in business, goal-setting and life in general.
也为商业竞争 目标规划 普通生活提出了建议
I want to share with you how you can apply the lessons from the art of war.
So I picked my five favorites from the latest chapter I’ve animated.
The book is notoriously difficult to interpret and read.
So I’ve added real-life historical examples
and advice to take away for each
to help you in today’s world
Lesson number three:
the rule is not to besiege walled cities if it can possibly be avoided.
原则是 攻城之法 为不得已
The preparation of siege engines and other various implements of war,
will take up three whole months;
and the building of ramparts over the walls will take three months more.
At the start of the Boer War in South Africa
The British were not prepared and overconfident.
The Boers were well-armed and struck first,
Despite not being ready
the British defended the town by building fortifications
guns and watchtowers.
They then brought in heavy reinforcements and fought back.
The Boers had lost their advantage
giving their opponents time to recover,
and they went on to lose the war.
Laying siege to a strongly defended location,
his hard work will probably take a long time,
and takes much resource
Your troops are exposed while there’s a hidden.
Lesson number seven:
now the general is the protective wall of the state.
If the wall is complete at all points,
the state will be strong;
if the wall is defective,
the state will be weak.
Prior to the Second World War,
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain,
was not prepared to intervene when Austria was invaded,
and preferred appeasement and making concessions to avoid conflict.
Diplomats and politicians pursued this was skill and nerve
like a game of poker.
But the enemy wasn’t playing poker.
Despite Chamberlain claiming to abort peace,
the Germans continued to invade European countries,
with Chamberlain support dwindling.
He resigned. A new leader was chosen.
If leaders are weak,
then their decisions and orders will be weak.
Therefore, it is vital for the state to appoint consistently strong leaders.
Lesson number nine:
he will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces
In the Battle of Agincourt
Henry the fifth took on his French opponents.
Despite having only one quarter of the amount of troops they had,
he was victorious in part due to the small narrow field where the battle took place,
allowing his archers firing arrows over a much longer distance
to be protected by his men armed with stakes on the front line.
You will not always have the greatest army
yet you can win.
It is important to know the right fighting strategy.
Lesson number eleven:
he will win he was prepared himself
and waits to take the enemy unprepared.
The British campaign in Gallipoli during the First World War, was a huge disaster.
Partly Jesus how unprepared the Allies were for the difficult Turakit terrain.
They also weren’t ready for the strength for the Turkish resistance,
who used landmines to great effect
An army will spend very little time actually fighting.
But when it is not in combat it should be preparing.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
If you’re prepared but your enemy isn’t,
then you have a huge advantage.
Lesson number 13
If you know the enemy and know yourself,
you need not fear the result of 100 battles;
if you know yourself but not the enemy,
for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat;
if you know neither the enemy nor yourself,
you’ll succumb in every battle.
Sue Chen the Chinese emperor,
March cover vast force against rival armies in 383 AD.
Despite being warned by advisers not to continue,
Due to having poorly trained soldiers.
he said, “I have the population of eight provinces at my back.
they could dam up the Yangtze River
by merely throwing their whips into the stream.
what danger have I to fear?”
His forces were soon decisively beaten in battle,
and he was forced to make a hasty retreat.
Self-belief without self-knowledge is dangerous.
Knowing yourself without knowing the opposition is also dangerous.
With full knowledge you can always win;
with weak knowledge you can always fail.
Be honest with yourself and know the opponent’s better than he knows himself.
Hey guys it’s practice psychology,