It has been said by the ancients to yield and overcome like water. The martial arts master turns away from the force directed at him. He does not meet it head-on but steps aside. By giving up one inch, we can get two. For every step back, two can be taken forward. There is a time for all things. A time to yield, and a time to overcome. Brute force is not always the answer. Sometimes subtlety is called for.