posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 07:46 AM
The ability to remain an optimist under any circumstances.
There are people who simply are "survivors" and can handle it... all the guns and knowledge in the world wont be worth a damn if... your not the
kind of person who can Psychologically... enjoy... a sit x, scenario
I have read alot of stories about people who survived impossible things, big hobby of mine...
Some people get lost at sea and... just don't make it, 20 people can be in that water and one by one they will give out or thier body will fail under
the stress, some slip into the water, others have heart attacks
and there is always that One guy who... can concieve that he can float on his back indefinitely and if he just keeps kicking and stays alive will
eventually make it somewhere...
and there seems to be a single key thing and it's... (optimism isn't really the right word)
It's an ability to be self satisfied I think... you can live half starved in a bomb shelter all year sipping a few drops of water daily and find ways
to entertain yourself and not go loopy..or you can't
Some guys go to prison camps in war and just die..or come out ruined... Other guys McCain for example come out and... go on to run for Senate and
There is a fundamental difference in people like that, and alot of research has been done on the subject...
You can eat Earth worms in the jungle and be happy or you mourn your loss and worry and panic and die...
So i say... The Psychological capacity to be self satisfied in any circumstances
Stregnth from within, inner peace, anything else you can learn or take once your okay... but that discipline of self love, inner stregnth...
meditation, martial arts, mental discipline and positive thinking...
A strong Psyche... and you need nothing else