He Is the Strongest Among Them — Then He Is Defeated and Killed

History has made it clear: When you’re at the very top, that’s the time you have to be most vigilant

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Imagine this: you and two other people, let’s just call them A and B, are stranded on a small island with limited resources. Person A is strong; s/he can defeat any one of you without a…




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Mark Chu

Mark Chu

I’m an associate professor in psychology at a small university in southern New Mexico. I like playing musical instruments, basketball, and writing stories.

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