One of Joshua’s favorite books is Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power. The book is one of mine as well, as I have three of Robert Greene’s books in our “vast family library” (a name I give to all of the books we have in our house that have insight into most of our family conversations and questions).
Therefore, I thought of a fun presentation where he would look at one of his favorite laws, and then find people that seemed to use that law in the Bible. After all, the 48 Laws of Power is really a collection of historical stories, with no particular moral judgement, that describe what people have done throughout history to gain power over another individual or country.
So enjoy what he has found and you may be asking, “What is the 3rd Law?”
Well here you go from: https://48-laws-of-power.blogspot.com/2008/09/law-of-power-3-conceal-your-intentions.html
Law of Power 3: Conceal Your Intentions
“It will be infinitely easier for your enemies to thwart your plans when they know what you’re up to. So plant fake clues, cover your scent with red herrings, hide your motives with false sincerity and you will have them exactly where you want them to be and in the end achieve your goals.”
“The third law of power discusses the various ways on how you can conceal your intentions. one way is by sending mixed signals; confuse your enemies or your target/s with decoys or by being ambiguous and unpredictable. Do the things they’d least expect you to do and when they think they’ve got you figured out, do something unexpected and contrary to what they think you are or up to. This was the advice of the infamous courtesan Ninon de Lanclos to a young marquis who was pursuing a beautiful countess. Bysending mixed, ambiguous signals instead of outrightly confessing his love would the marquis catch the countess’ interest. All went well for the young nobleman until he violated Lanclos’ instructions and revealed his true feelings to the countess right away. the countess then lost all interest in him and even felt used and embarrassed.”