As many of you know, I’m an avid martial arts enthusiast. I love training in the martial arts and I’ve learned so much about myself in the process. Whether or not you’re a fan of the martial arts, I implore you to read this reblogged post (especially his defined “3 lines”) just because it will help you consider these lines BEFORE a violent event. Imagine having to try to make these decisions while being in the chaos of a violent event and WHILE you could be possibly/probably experiencing pain. Not easy at all. I know it might be uncomfortable to force your mind to think of these things but I can tell you that if you use it as an exercise to grow and learn about yourself you won’t be sorry.
Chris Burton Jácome
The scariest moment is always just before you start. – Stephen King
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we are conditioned by society to try to get along, not make waves, and are pressured not to stand out in social settings. I guess this varies by the rules of your society (e.g., what country or part of that country you’re from) as well as your age, personal upbringing, social circle, and genetic makeup but in general it’s safe to say that we are not in a position to jump up on the middle of a school play or town hall meeting and make a scene, creating a focus and center of attention on ourselves. I know a bunch of people who fall outside this statement but I stand by it being pretty much dead on for the rest of us. Lots of people won’t get involved and it’s…
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