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defense or attack, which is better?

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posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:40 PM
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mentally, i mean. and spiritually. and emotionally. some say that one is better than the other, but typically won't give supporting details. so i would like them now. if anybody has an opinion on this, please post it.




posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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If football defence is better lol. What are you talking about, you need to explain what types of situations you mean.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:43 PM
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Always attack. Even on the defensive, it must be an offensive defense.

The sword is better than the shield. Eventually, the shield will either splinter or defend the wrong side of an attack.

To defend is to endure.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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I would have to agree with that in the physical sense.

On the spiritual side however, a balance of both is required for true harmony. Too much of one thing can be detrimental to anybody's existance.

Preferably start out with defense as they are usually easier to get a hold of, and then work your way to attack.

Find a happy medium.

~Keeper



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:47 PM
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My friend this can be a very tricky subject. Some would say that attack is the best, but this leaves room for error. Some would say that defense is best, but that leaves room for weakness. To answer your question, you would have to have both. Because in order to survive in these days of so much questioning if you dont have one or the other you leave room for error.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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Attack, offense, initiative. All synonyms.

I note that the Christ took the initiative in all things. He didn't sit around waiting for others to pass by, and then try to defend his position.

He took the initiative and went out "amongst them."

He didn't even play defense when he was taken by the Romans and Sanhedrin. After all, that was part of the plan.

Spiritually speaking.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 05:59 PM
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The old saying the best defense is a strong offense holds true even here I would think. If you cannot attack strongly how are you going to defend?



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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that is a great point. well, as far as the Christ goes anyway. i don't think they are all synonymous but i do believe all are needed. just as He showed leadership, He also showed humility. if you need initiative, then according to Christ, you also need humility. i would say wisdom would be a better fit than initiative. great point though, and keep going. i'm intrigued by your knowledge on this subject

[edit on 10/25/2009 by bobbyboy]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by SpaDe_
The old saying the best defense is a strong offense holds true even here I would think. If you cannot attack strongly how are you going to defend?


I have had to put up with 17 years of mind control, and defence is the best of the two. Nothing i can do about the evil that came into my life.

But defence for me is best, even in things like sports, like soccer.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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I have had to put up with 17 years of mind control, and defence is the best of the two. Nothing i can do about the evil that came into my life.

But defence for me is best, even in things like sports, like soccer




But my friend you have to consider with the evils that have came into your life, what if you werent able to "attack". Defense is there so you can gain the hand to attack. Like I said before you cannot have one without the other.



[edit on 25-10-2009 by therighthand18]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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Not much you can do about the government, if they go after you, i am in uk by the way.

I just live my life, and defense has helped me so far, and that will be till i die. I always say let the world have its scum, and its got plenty of it. People always ask why does things never change, but its because always the scum, rule over us, and they always will.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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Depending on the situation at hand. One really cant answer this question unless you are currently in a perdicament that leads you to make a decision.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:27 PM
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The very notion of differentiating the concepts of attacking or defending relies heavily upon ones individual moral standards. For example we can interpret a preemptive attack as a form of defense if we so choose. If you strip away the smoke from it all the issue really comes down to action versus inaction, regardless of which label one applies to either choice, what moral imparatives are served by either course, and the end result that either path leads us to.

In the end it is all relative and falls less into a spiritual realm and more into the realm of survival.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:40 PM
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Yeah, what others have said. There's really no way one is better than the other. It's kinda like a game of chess. Even if you're being a highly defensive player, sooner or later you're gonna get attacked and you best be frontin' with a powerful attack too. You can't spend the whole time defending.

It's like if someone with 100 tomatoes at their disposal threw one at you until they ran out. You can stand there with one leg in the air covering your groin, and both hands over your head, but after a while, you'll find yourself pretty beat.

Best to do well with both.

[edit on 25-10-2009 by Whine Flu]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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Actually, the question is essentially meaningless. It's like asking which half of your body is "better", the left half, or the right. You can't have one without the other.

All attack has elements of defense, and vice versa. If it does not, then you lose the fight. You need to adapt yourself to the circumstances, which are constantly changing. Trying to hold to any attitude leads to defeat.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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Very good question. Armies have been trying to figure that out for thousands of years. Read the Art of War by Sun Tzu.

In general it will depend on one's personality and ability to perform. I have heard the best offense is a good defense.

Mentally----Positive is always the word. Offensive comes to mind with the word positive. Moving forward. Learning. Attacking knowledge until you have conquered it. Knowledge is peaceful so easily conquered unless it is defended, then you have to attack anyway.

Spiritually---- To thy own self be true. The search for Truth. Regarding truth it is best to have offense and defense. Attack for your own growth and defend against what you sense is false. I have found that reasoning with the other party in this area provides wisdom for both.

Emotionally---- Regarding emotions, the instinct to guard your emotions plays a big part in relationships so you do not get hurt. So if dealing with loved ones who care for you make peace and do not attack nor guard. When dealing with people you do not know, guard them until you decide if they are allies or enemies.

All of this is only my opinion. Again great question. S&F.


[edit on 25-10-2009 by Conclusion]



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 08:33 PM
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I think someone once said

You can only postpone fighting to the advantage of your enemy.

or something like that.



posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 08:40 PM
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Defense followed by attack. Defense can be used to locate your opponents weakness allowing you to make a precise and deadly attack. A keen balance of both is needed to prevail. Sometimes a mere resistance is both a defense and an attack. What an enemy can't conquer makes him waste time and resources making him weak and tired of the fight, than you can attack. So there may be different methods to achieve the ultimate goal of victory.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:51 AM
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Well guys, y'know how the saying goes? "It's not the size of it, it's how you use it?"

Yeah well, that saying has nothing to do with this subject!

I'm still adamant that you need an even balance of both to actually be able to do anything in conflict.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 03:02 AM
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a good offense is the best defense.



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