A good person is invincible, for they don’t rush into contests in which they aren’t the strongest. If you want their property, take it - take also their staff, profession, and body. But you will never compel what they set out for, nor trap them in what they would avoid. For the only contest the good person enters is that of their own reasoned choice. How can such a person not be invincible?”
Epictetus, Discourses, 3.6.5-7
That being said, falling for a feint is something fools do, and that’s because they rushed in, thinking something was an opportunity when in reality that something was a trap. When we let those deceitful opportunities pass us by, we are controlling the tempo of interaction, and ultimately, the outcome.
Each action is patiently employed… PATIENTLY employed, and it’s that patience that wins engagements…
… thus making the slow-moving, non-fool, unbeatable.
(See y’all tomorrow)