Good OR Shrwed & Practical?

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  1. Rockfella

    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    A friend of mine suggested a book which i found very interesting but it'll make one sly and shrewd... lol (if you follow it) ... wanted to share and see what raiders think..

    Here are the controversial 48 laws of power:

    1. Never outshine the master.
    2. Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies.
    3. Conceal your intentions.
    4. Always say less than necessary.
    5. So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life.
    6. Court attention at all costs.
    7. Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit.
    8. Make other people come to you; use bait if necessary.
    9. Win through your actions, never through argument.
    10. Infection: avoid the unhappy and unlucky.
    11. Learn to keep people dependent on you.
    12. Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim.
    13. When asking for help, appeal to people's self-interests, never to their mercy or gratitude.
    14. Pose as a friend, work as a spy.
    15. Crush your enemy totally.
    16. Use absence to increase respect and honor.
    17. Keep others in suspended terror: cultivate an air of unpredictability.
    18. Do not build fortresses to protect yourself. Isolation is dangerous.
    19. Know who you're dealing with; do not offend the wrong person.
    20. Do not commit to anyone.
    21. Play a sucker to catch a sucker: play dumber than your mark.
    22. Use the surrender tactic: transform weakness into power.
    23. Concentrate your forces.
    24. Play the perfect courtier.
    25. Re-create yourself.
    26. Keep your hands clean.
    27. Play on people's need to believe to create a cultlike following.
    28. Enter action with boldness.
    29. Plan all the way to the end.
    30. Make your accomplishments seem effortless.
    31. Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.
    32. Play to people's fantasies.
    33. Discover each man's thumbscrew.
    34. Be royal in your fashion: act like a king to be treated like one.
    35. Master the art of timing.
    36. Disdain things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best revenge.
    37. Create compelling spectacles.
    38. Think as you like but behave like others.
    39. Stir up waters to catch fish.
    40. Despise the free lunch.
    41. Avoid stepping into a great man's shoes.
    42. Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.
    43. Work on the hearts and minds of others.
    44. Disarm and infuriate with the mirror effect.
    45. Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once.
    46. Never appear too perfect.
    47. Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn when to stop.
    48. Assume formlessness.

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  2. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Loads of bullshit.
     
  3. Rockfella

    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    The book is either loved or hated just like almost everything else :)
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Try this for a real philosophy.
    Be nice and keep doing your things.
     
  5. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Quite a list. Yep if you follow these 48 rules, you are going to be one shrewd man!
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    If you follow it you may be successful but unhappy and cold and probably die alone with no one loving you and obvious have NO REAL Friends.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    ^^ Yes, that could be some of the side effects of such strong thinking :)
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Happiness >>>> everything else.
    And if you can lead a happy life, you are successful by default.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I am happy I am content, I am happy I am content. WTF
     
  10. Rockfella

    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    Good philosophy!
     
  11. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Don't listen to him..
    If you lived by his standards...
    Your very own NSFW thread would be Off-Limits to you.. :)
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    blah blah.
    Btw, living by my philosophy is totally going to be a disaster.
     
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  13. BkrevWlevqe

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    I got my own philosophy lol.
     
  14. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Which is reflected in your siggy or needs it own thread?
     
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    BkrevWlevqe RAIDer

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    The latter lol.
     
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  16. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Then time to make a new thread!
     
  17. BkrevWlevqe

    BkrevWlevqe RAIDer

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    I doubt the world needs more loonies like me. Say nay to new thread crew checking in.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Want New Thread... a New BkrevWlevq thread
    BTW.. Can you pronounce your Own name???
     
  19. BkrevWlevqe

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    Beck-rave Well-ev-k, say that real fast and voila, you've pronounced my username!
     
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  20. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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