In the days of duels with pistols, the antagonists stood sideways as they raised and aimed their pistols to present as little a target as possible. When you contribute to your adversary's ability to hurt you by acting in ways that present a broad target, you are not only hurting yourself but also your adversary to bring out the worst in herself.
To Practice This Thought:
Consider ways to reduce the size of the target you present to an adversary.
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