from “Lair of the Monster” by Shon Mehta

The glory of war is for kings and queens, warlords and leaders. For commoners, war is harsh, glum, and menacing.

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War is not a fairy tale where someone is good, someone is bad, someone is hero, or someone is villain. In a war, everyone is working to serve their own interest.

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War is a smell — a smell of filth, a smell of sweat, a smell of flesh, a smell of blood, a smell of death; war is a stench that never goes away.

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In war stories, nobody gets to play the part they want, and no war story ever has a happy ending.

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The outcome of war is never good or better, it is only bad or worse, you can only choose between the bad and worse.

Shon Mehta, Lair of The Monster

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Sheetal (Shon) Mehta is an author, entrepreneur and thought leader. #shonmehta #thetimingila #Lairofthemonster