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  1. This is a phrase from the Bible. It is necessary to understand it not in the literal sense. That is, it does not necessarily wake up a physical impact, such as a slap in the face. It means that “hitting” in response can provoke a tough conflict and further hostility. And if a person “turned the other cheek”, then this behavior can make the assaulting person think about it, moderate their ardor, or feel ashamed of their behavior. In ordinary life, such an act will affect someone, and someone will make them see even more. For some people, if you put the other cheek, they will hit you on it and hit the floor again. Such people may perceive this act as weakness, and not as a demonstration of good intentions. And in general, it is better to use this tactic if you represent some kind of force, or if it concerns some friends or kind people. And some characters can only be happy with your behavior, you should not turn the “second cheek” to such people.

  2. Jesus teaches us how to overcome evil without doing harm to others. Often this commandment breaks out of the historical background in which it is said, and because of this, it becomes incomprehensible. I advise you to read the interpretations of complex passages from New Testament scholars such as N. T. Wright.

  3. Don't just stand still and don't resist,but help yourself to be beaten.Turn your cheek yourself,so that the person who is beating you will find it easier to beat you.

    This commandment-moralizing of Christ echoes his other instruction: “wash the feet of the peasants.”

    “If therefore I, the Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also must wash one another's feet”(John 13).

  4. Non-resistance to evil by violence. The psychology of a cowardly survivalist, maybe I'll get through, I'll start resisting evil, they'll probably kill me, but I'll just sit it out. It ends badly, remember the fate of European Jews during the Second World War, but they drew conclusions, now try to touch the Israelis! But the Belarusians and Russians did not draw such conclusions, so the authorities sweep them every day.

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