Dong Zhou wrote:Liu Bei acted in the best intrests of his kingdom, there is no shame in that. He had no real other good option other then to attack Wu's hold off Jing at that time
LiuBeiwasGreat wrote:Actually the battle was quite necessary. Yi alone wasn't enough to defeat Wei Liu Bei needed Jing. Therefore the campaign was very necessary. Ignoring the attack from Wu would invite more attacks from Wu. Not attacking Wu would be the worst thing Liu Bei could do.
Wo Long wrote:
Actually, it wasn't in the best interests of the kingdom. He marched on the Southland out of personal vengence. Even Sunzi says that battles out of anger are failed battles.
Though I agree that this was an important matter to Liu Bei and though he fought a losing battle, he didn't lose his virute.
There is nothing virtueous about revenge. It does not benefit the people and only creates hardship
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