Essay about The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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The Art of War has been used quite frequently throughout the years by many intelligent leaders and scholars. The day of its origin is still unknown, as well as who actually wrote it. It is believe that a Chinese military leader named Sun Tzu is the author, but people nowadays begin to question if he actually existed. Some people say it is a collection of Chinese military strategies that were passed down generation from generation. Whatever the origin of these teaching is, it is clear that whoever developed these tactics was an extremely wise individual. Not only does The Art of War show us amazing strategies to use in war but a new way of viewing, and living our lives. We can use all of Sun Tzu’s basic principles in our everyday lives, …show more content…
The Art of War has been used quite frequently throughout the years by many intelligent leaders and scholars. The day of its origin is still unknown, as well as who actually wrote it. It is believe that a Chinese military leader named Sun Tzu is the author, but people nowadays begin to question if he actually existed. Some people say it is a collection of Chinese military strategies that were passed down generation from generation. Whatever the origin of these teaching is, it is clear that whoever developed these tactics was an extremely wise individual. Not only does The Art of War show us amazing strategies to use in war but a new way of viewing, and living our lives. We can use all of Sun Tzu’s basic principles in our everyday lives, which makes these teaching even more unique. One of Sun Tzu’s 6 basic principles is deception and foreknowledge. This most likely will lie under the weak points and strong and laying plans chapter. A quote of Sun Tzu’s goes to say, “Now the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.” This basically means that you must know your enemy’s weak and strong points while keeping yours in mind as well. Failure to do so will lead to defeat because without prior knowledge we may be attacking the enemy’s strong point with your weak one. Another quote, which falls under this idea is, “It is better to outwit your enemy than rely on your strengths.” This tells us that we should not always rely on your strengths because
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