Don’t be eager to pick a war with your neighbors that have turned all their swords into plowshares just because all you can see are old swords.

-Christopher Hudgens

Ersatz

Ersatz

is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.