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Choose Battles Carefully

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The story is told of D. Bonhoeffer, who while imprisoned in a concentration camp, saluted a German officer and said "Heil Hitler" as he walked by. Bonhoeffer noticed that another prisoner next to him was refusing to salute, and whispered to him, "Salute, you fool. This isn't worth dying for." We need to choose our battles carefully.