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Be brave enough to take the first step but wise enough to not rush blindly into situations.

Chapter 69

In using the military, there is a saying:
I dare to make the first move, but would not dare to move last.
I dare to advance an inch, but would not dare to retreat a foot.
This is called marching in formation without formation,
Raising arms without arms,
Grappling enemies without enemies,
Holding weapons without weapons.
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate the enemy.
Underestimating the enemy almost cost me my treasures.
So when evenly matched armies meet,
The side that is compassionate shall win.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

It's kind of like when Rocky Balboa, in the classic 'Rocky' series, isn't always the strongest or fastest guy in the ring. But his heart, his spirit, and his respect for his opponents always give him an edge. He doesn't underestimate his opposition, but instead uses his understanding of them to formulate his strategy. It's not about brute force, it's about the mind and spirit behind the actions. That's where true strength lies, man.

Dudeism Abides

Just as in bowling, dude, it's not always about throwing the ball with maximum force. It's about calculating your throw, taking a strategic approach, and remembering that the other players are here to enjoy the game too. This passage is all about showing respect to others, and that's like, the core principle of Dudeism, man. Being laid-back, understanding and compassionate.

Fear not, first to step,
In wisdom, hold back your pace,
Kindness wins the race.

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