originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: namelesss
Beautiful poem... so let me ask you... when someone is firing into your living room as you sit with your children while watching TV, what is the
appropriate course of action?
Assuming that we have survived the attack, We'd probably get down on the floor, in a safe corner and wait for further developments to determine
Your scenario is so bereft of context that that is about the only reasonable answer.
Should I have run into the yard, gotten into my war surplus tank and start shooting at everything that moves?
Maybe if I were a frightened teenager...
But I'm not.
When you're asleep in the middle of the night, and someone breaks into your home, what is the appropriate course of action?
If I am asleep, then the appropriate course of action is to roll over and keep snoring.
IF they woke me, being the head of security for this organization, I would, all things being equal (again, no context for a 'specifically focused'
response), most likely grab my 'cane' and find the problem.
The 'cane' is a cane, not a weapon unless I use/need it as such.
And I have never have had to.
Others depend on my 'first line of safety', and they have yet to be disappointed.
I have yet to ever harm someone with anything greater then some powerful nuggies (knuckles to the cranium), but he was a grown adult, insane, and all
I did was to help him focus his attention on more pressing problems than messing with me.
He safely staggered away to contemplate the error of his ways! *__-
When you see a man accost and rape your daughter, what is the appropriate course of action?
Neutralize the threat, with the least amount of energy expenditure and damage.
I am not being facetious. I sincerely want to know. When one person is perpetuating violence upon another, what is the appropriate course of
Sometimes it is just to move on.
It is not incumbent on me to 'save' anyone!
But it does depend on my mood.
I can step in and stop the violence, as I have done, and I have walked away, knowing that;
"Sometimes we get what we want, but we ALWAYS get exactly what we NEED!"
Sometimes, it is Painful.
At some point, you apparently felt physical force was the appropriate action... what changed your mind? What did you find to be a better
If a 'fight' has to happen, you already lost!
It is much simpler to 'control' someone's thoughts and imagination then it is to 'control' his body.
The epitome of all martial arts is to master life that no one would think of attacking you and yours!
Weapons practice is part of boot-camp. *__-
I did grow to love weapons practice, gong fu weapons, staves, flexible weapons, bladed, flaming...but it is all for 'inner' reasons! Like dancing.
I couldn't imagine harming 'another' with them!