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In ancient China, the people wanted to defend themselves from the barbaric hordes in the North and they built the Great Wall of China. It was too high to climb over, too thick to break down, and too long to go around. Very secure.

Yet during the first hundred years of the wall’s existence, China was invaded three times. Was the wall a failure? Not really. Not once did the enemies managed to climb over the wall, destroy it or go around it.

How then did they get into China? They bribed the gatekeeper, and then marched right in through a gate.

The fatal flaw was in placing too much reliance on a wall and not putting enough effort into building character.