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True strength and leadership do not lie in dominance or force, but rather in the ability to lead with understanding, compassion, and service.

Chapter 68

The best warriors do not use violence.
The best generals do not destroy indiscriminately.
The best tacticians try to avoid confrontation.
The best leaders become servants of their people.
This is called the virtue of non-competition.
This is called the power of managing people.
This is called being harmonious with Heaven, the ultimate principle of the ancients.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

To put it in the language of a more modern sage, think of Bill & Ted from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Their philosophy? "Be excellent to each other." There's no room for unnecessary aggression or one-upmanship in that. It's all about understanding, respect, and cooperation. The excellent way to manage people is to be excellent to them, dude.

Dudeism Abides

Much like The Dude, a true master isn't about being aggressive or combative. They're not out there looking for a fight or trying to show off their strength. Instead, they're chilled out, peaceful, doing their own thing. And when they lead, they're not bossing people around or flexing their power. They're being of service, helping out, bringing people together. That's the real art of Dudeism.

In non-violence,
Leaders serve and hearts unite,
Harmony takes flight.

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