Yes, I completely agree, from one runner to another. I had a lot of trouble not engaging as a runner, like when I would get passed in a race, I always felt the urge to respond with my own move to surge. After I stopped engaging, I was able to do better, but it's crazy how useful "do not engage" can be for a lot of life after we weigh the pros and cons of engaging vs. not engaging.

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