Van Canna wrote:Many feel that if the live a low key lifestyle, avoiding the type of people and places that might bring the hesitation conundrum...they will never have to find out about their 'response action' timing...
...another simple form of denial.
You know Sensei... I have never gone "looking" for any trouble. Riding on the "T", Parking lot of a BurgerKing, A show in the Theatre District (twice
), walking to my car after classes, living in a place in the city (more than twice
), other times... I was just living my life. (OK, I've intentionally not
mentioned working security to pick up some extra $$ for a few years there... that can be putting yourself into a situation, so I'm not counting that...) Regardless, I've tried to live a pretty darn low-key life. Maybe I'm just trouble-prone, but when I think back on it, most
(not all, but most) of the times have been because I saw something that was wrong and stepped in to stop it and make it "right". I was told when I was a kid that I had a "fairness button and the world isn't fair". I decided then that may be true, but I was going to do my best to make it as fair as possible where I was. (Some will wonder how that reconciles with some of the things I say, but I'm not into making everything "equal", just "fair". There's a difference.)