The title states that we won a battle but lost a lot. We were victorious but wounded, we became helpless with an uncertain future.
Therefore, the goal is not the battle, the goal is not the victory, but the goal is to win over the problems that prevent me from going forward in my own future, in my free expression and life, but with as little cost as possible, with increase of the wealth I already have and not a reduction in my belongings.
Each fight is aimed at winning, but it must be secured before its undertaking. Post-graduate repentance is not the most advantageous action. Good preparation guarantees the greatest chance of winning. Fear and inaction do not predict victory but defeat. The wrong estimation of my strength entails defeat or, at best, pyrrhic victory.
A proper and calm assessment of my legal rights, of the supplies and the weapons me and my opponent have, including the methods the enemy uses, is the safe condition for avoiding lamentations and losses.