Sun Tzu in the book The Art Of War, says something along the lines of, you many not be able to choose your battles but to win, you need to make them happen at a time and place of your choosing, not at the enemy's time and place.
So in an argumentative situation if someone calls you out, you should defer it until you are ready and prepared and have the upper hand or best environment rather then allowing them to catch you off-guard which is in their best interests.
Great reply Oz. Hope all is well with you!
Thanks and yes, I've been busy lately so haven't been on for a while but it's nice to be back
It's always good to see you, my friend.
Thanks, you too!
Yes, I'm good at picking my own battles. lol
If I could pick battles... I wouldn't have any..
Keep your powder dry and your aim steady.
Same here, people who pick battles (usually bullies) must not have anything else to do. Oh well, guess it takes all kinds.
Not always in real life. Sometimes you have fight. I don't find that to be true on the internet though. I always feel I can walk away here. Nothing life threatening to get excited about. 😉
What a great question, Sukie, and I've suggested it for "POTD".
Yes, I do believe we can pick our own battles. When other people wish to battle with us though, we can only choose how and if to engage in them. There are surely times, when simply ignoring them or not defending ourselves or others would be a decidedly milquetoast "pick"....
I agree Piper, it's a great question. I don't have many battles to pick, I'm a lover not a fighter.
Not always. If I know a battle is inevetable, I do like to choose the time and place.
Sometimes. And sometimes you get to pick when and where.
Sometimes we can, sure; not everyone, every time but yeah.
Yes, often you can choose whether to escalate a situation or not.
Not always, sometimes they are chosen for you by someone else. Make peace not war.