Life Lesson: Practical Tips For Life: Dealing With Your Enemies

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1 year ago

In real life, when it comes to dealing with enemies, i.e. those who choose to oppose you or act hostile towards you — how do you respond or react?

It does not matter if you are the nicest person in the world and have not offended anyone, somebody will choose to be your enemy.

Personally for me, it is important to accept the fact that you may not always be able to identify who your enemies are. “Smiling Faces” is a song made popular in the 70s by a group called The Undisputed Truth. The song lyrics often ring true.

But quite often your enemies make themselves very plain and visible to the naked eye.

Whether visible or invisible, I define those who are your enemies as … people you didn’t do nothing to but they hate you anyway!

So how do you deal with your enemies? Known or unknown.

Tough question huh?

Thoughtful Mind is a database of quotes. You can sign up to receive their daily quotes like this via eMail.

I found this quote in that database. The advice may or may not work, if you apply it to your particular situation. But the quotes are thought-provoking. Guess that’s why they named the database “Thoughtful Mind”.

Here is what Napoleon Bonaparte had to say about dealing with the enemy.

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

When Bonaparte uttered that statement, it is almost certain that he was not thinking his enemies would use that advice and apply it to him. He certainly learned that lesson the hard way. Or rather his “grand army” learned that hard lesson for him. Sadly his enemy, Russia, realized that he was making a grave mistake and they did nothing to stop him! They let him go right ahead and do it! As a result, his soldiers froze to death and/or starved to death. His enemy realized that Napoleon’s men would not be able to survive the brutal winter in their country and so they did not have to lift a finger to fight them. They just waited for winter to do the job for them.

Greenspan, Jesse. “Why Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia Was the Beginning of the End.”, A&E Television Networks, LLC., 22 June 2012.

Traynor, Ian. “Frozen Victims of 1812 Get Final Burial.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 2 June 2003.

I disagree with Napoleon Bonaparte’s advice.

When it comes to dealing with enemies I choose to follow the wisdom of Jesus who said “love your enemies” and “turn the other cheek”.

You may say: That’s not easy!

You’re right. Jesus never said it was going to be easy to do that.

FACT! There is no easy way to deal with an enemy!

There is just a way that works better than other ways.

So what do you think? Is Bonaparte’s advice the best way to deal with your enemies?

Do you know any thoughtful quotes or have any advice on how to deal with your enemies?

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Other Enemies Quotes You Might Like:

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” …

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” …

Enemies Quotes — Goodreads

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1 year ago


Same here and I think loving our enemy is the best way of all. Yes, it is very difficult to handle but it is the safest way of all.

I still remember when our priest here talking about the enemy and he said even he as a priest have an enemy also but what he does is he tries to love them even though they don't love him back in return.

It is not easy but, at Atleast trying our best to love them is a kind way.

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