I enjoy the works of Jeff Cooper , the gunner's guru !
If there is anybody out there on mindset experiences of real life ,
that's Mr. Cooper !
He talks about the existence in some of us of the killer instinct
neither to be extolled nor condemned ! Funny thing : he believes
that those people without the killer instinct lead somewhat
diminished lives !
As he says , we live in an emasculated age , most people are wimps in deed , but armchair warriors in mind ! He thinks that the killer instinct is worthy of in depth study as among us there are those who are true killers and those who are not ! You lotus eaters karate-ka , 'masters' of your art _ will leave a big brown stain before you die upon realizing you are about to be killed by some lowly unassuming opponent with no martial arts experience whom you grossly underestimated ! Sound familiar ??
You think you are a tough karate - ka ; tournament fighter , big bad
Mother F*** ; let's see how well you would do against a cape
buffalo[Syncerus caffer] in Africa !
Here is one bull with a real attitude [ killer instinct ] which might
cultivate out of mindset :
" You wound a buffalo and he turns into 1500 pounds of hate . He
can run faster than you , smell what you had for dinner two nights
ago , turn on a coin , hide behind a bunch of leaves , and when this
big black brute boils out of the bush his little eyes are focused only
on you . Nothing will turn him . As he charges , he chews out bullets
and spits them out . Only death will stop him , his or yours , or both
." [ by Jep Jonas in Magnum ]
It is said that for a big game hunter he must gather ten bulls before
he can be sure of drama and resolve !
How many bulls have you gathered ?