((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))
“At what price victory?” Unknown
As previously noted (here), victory can be too costly; it is victory in name only.
“How could this have been avoided?”
As is usually the case, this could have been avoided by leaving pride at the door and applying the usual common sense screens to decision making.
If the boats have sailed and you already find yourself on the wrong end of the reparations treaty, take a deep breath and relax; the damage is done, it is too late to fret, start think about your own repairs and restoration – take some time for self-care and to de-clutter (your mind, your body, your space). You will need to recharge on every level to handle your “win.”
If you are still embroiled, STOP!! Cut your losses and back out; live to fight another day. There is no shame in changing your mind, goal, strategy, or pathway; no one else’s approval is required.
It’s your story – you get to chose the end.
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