Is there really an art to warfare? I think so... if it's a fair war. What I'm talking about is the idea that the best way to win an argument is to avoid one.
Now that technique won't work with your Hitler's and Stalin's but I do hope for a peaceful resolution to my AT&T troubles. I'm a lover not a fighter. Right now we're been exchanging tweets and I hope we can come to a peace treaty... or peace tweety as the case may be.
Is it worth losing your temper for gaining restitution? I don't know. That might change my character, my very disposition. That might give me an explosive personality and lead to road rage. That road rage might lead to a violent confrontation on the highway and have a chain reaction that might someday lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths. Is it worth all that?
No. There's a better way and maybe that's the road less taken these days. Let's use our moral compasses and find that road.