When asking for help, do so in a subtle way
Appeal to people's self interest whatever you say
Never ask out of gratitude or to their mercy
For it stirs and encourage animosity and enmity
When turning to an ally for help emphasize benefit
Never bother remind him of you past assistance
This results higher possibility of negative response
And soon trigger him to break your alliance
Best to let him see what is the gaining possibility
Emphasize what he gets out of tending your entreaty
Only then will he respond enthusiastically
Without the depth of gratitude nor in the pit of mercy
Poetry Inspired - From 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green
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