By Mary Margret Daughtridge
We’ve been examining change, our likes and dislikes, our fears and hopes, our strategies for avoiding or managing it.
One of the things we have not discussed is things that are impervious to change.
Right now, I’m finishing up revisions of SEALed Forever—Garth and Bronwyn’s story. You won’t do much research on SEALs before stumbling across quotes from Sun Tzu’s Art of War, written in the sixth century BC. I found several of them so applicable to my story, I've used them as introductions to chapters.
Here are a few quotes:
All war is based on deception.
For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious.
Though Sun Tzu wouldn’t recognize a gun or plane, a piece of Kevlar or a radio, the principles he laid down are as fresh and applicable today as when he wrote them.
Here’s a quote most people will recognize even if they’ve never heard of Sun Tzu.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
So what are some things you’ve discovered which do not change?