The art of expanding

There are a few quotes in The Art of War I’d like to share:

“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard”

“There are not more than five primary colors (Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, and White), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen”

“There are not more than five cardinal tastes (sour, acrid, salt, sweet, bitter), yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted”

“In battle, there are are not more than two methods of attack – the direct and indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to endless series of maneuvers”

So to recap – unlimited music, unlimited colors, unlimited flavors, unlimited ways of attacking – yet explain to me why people still limit themselves in a situation?

To the intelligent and/or creative, we know better, and look for every option available. If we fail, we can at least show we went outside boundaries and comfort zone to prove/verify the odds are still against us.

Wo/men who only date a specific type of person

Certain foods are a no regardless of what/how they’re prepared

Safe locations people won’t visit due to unrealistic reasons

Limiting employment because a person feels a certain pay is below their worth

Refusing to expand knowledge because they feel they already know enough

“You’re too young/old for X. Grow up!” or “Aren’t you too old for X?!”

One’s religion is better than the other

Remember, there’s preferences, and there’s limitations. The difference? You expand your preferences, limitations prevent growth. Agree or disagree?

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