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Mushashi applied in Real Life Situations Will Donovan Minamoto Mushashi was one of the greatest samurai to ever live His style of fighting and martial strategy was tested in over 70 life or death duels Mushashi believed that expertise in any area could be applied to anything else in life During the reading of some of his teachings in his book The Way to Victory one can learn lessons that can be applied to other parts of life that we use today Mushashi wrote The Way To Victory over 300 years ago This wisdom still stands If one looks at Mushashis teachings at metaphors it is very easy to apply them to everyday situations In the chapter titled Water Mushashi goes over basic Military strategy At one point in chapter he emphasizes controlling your environment Keeping light in the enemys eyes getting the high ground and to keep attacking and not allowing your opponent to concentrate on anything but you ignoring the environment around them If one where able to apply this to a spelling bee where the winner receives a scholarship one could apply these fighting points as metaphors Keeping the light in your in your opponents eyes could be answering your questions with an air of boredom acting as if you wish they would just give you the prize so you can leave If you did this I imagine it would give your opponent self-doubt and put tremendous pressure light on them Getting the high ground could be achieved by the arrogance method as well When people put you and your abilities on a pedestal they belittle themselves and their abilities This is the second strike against their against the confidence of your opponent who may be a better or equal speller as you If they are thinking only of how not to mess up then they are not calming themselves during their breaks and they are not thinking about how
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