The Game of chicken is rarely a wise game. No matter how high the stakes, I suspect you are capable of finding a better way to make your argument.
The problem with a game of chicken is, the higher the stakes the more likely your opponent is to commit the game through to its end. And that end is a train wreck for you both.
You know this simple thing. Wise people don't play chicken. It's a dumb game.
Luckily, life provides many better options. You have the power to think for yourself, to find better choices, and this is a power you've already used so many times, thank you for being so strong.
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