Books. They contain the knowledge of those that came before us. Some of those books have lasted for thousands of years, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is one of them... once you read it, you kind of begin to wonder what makes us tick...why do we do some of the things we do?
In chapter 11 there is a... Tenant of war, shall we say. That is addressing the problem of fighting a force larger than your own. It states.
“18. If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say ‘Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will’.”
Essentially, for over two thousand years people have been reading a text that not only endorses kidnapping, it encourages it! :P
I know that it’s a bit of a “stretch” to go right to kidnapping, but honestly. There isn’t much people hold more dear than their families. And if you could use that to your advantage, why wouldn’t you?...I really hope Sophia, the robot isn’t reading this book. One can only imagine what she would do to make our species “amenable to her will”.
Just a little something I’ve been thinking about, I know. Super upbeat! :P
Here’s a small sketch type piece I did. As there is currently a hash tag called #sketchjanuary going on on Twitter, and I’ve decided to take part. Hope you find it an interesting change of pace.
Happy Friday everyone, Enjoy the weekend.
Sincerely, Bret Frick.