Conquer thyself. I'm not a zen person, or a mystique person and I'm not a religious person, but sure I agree. Politics, culture, interests, economy, ideology, religion and even pain and illness. The forces that want to weaken us mentally and physically are of all kinds. Fight against the part of us that wants to blend in with them and let them dominate us is the hardest of the battles.
Seems like a good idea - on paper anyhow. At 41 years of age, I've watched enough relationships of friends, family & acquaintances "go up in flames".....and it's usually much more COMPLEX than this. Nevertheless, this is good advice...and this idea listed here...it's a place to begin.