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Every entity — Individual, Organization, or Country — needs some friends — some Individuals, Organizations, or Countries — whom it voluntarily chooses not to fight.

In the focus on the fact that militarily it was as competent as Rome, Carthage focused on a comparison of power, as opposed to a comparison of strengths and objectives.

If it is wise to give up some of income for protection against loss in context of insurance, it cannot be unwise to give up some income to protect against war that can cost everything.

Whenever Individuals, Organizations, or Countries focus on comparisons of power, as opposed to the best path to attainment of objectives — the path that makes the most of their strengths — they are liable to manifestation of hubris, as opposed to the best realizations of common sense.

Maintenance and/or achievement of objectives is more important than demonstrations of power. ‘Tis the reason it is much accepted that wisdom (as symbolized by a wisely wielded pen) is more powerful than might (as symbolized by a sword).

Friendships rooted in power are wont to break down, are wont to devolve into internecine war and oppression.

Friendships rooted in pursuit of moral, good, and right objectives — friendships that are rooted in wisdom — have stability, can be perpetual.

So then, internecine war and oppression vis-a-vis peaceful, synergistic, and innovation sharing coexistence? Seems like a no-brainer to me.

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Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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