I don't accept what Rory says without question, either, but he is definitely not asking me to.
Rory understands that there are no absolutes. We may do what Rory indoctrinates with a more complete understanding of the dynamics of violence…then again we may not and just stand there frozen or be overcome by bad luck.
The gospel truth being that nearly every "martial artist" screws
up! It is the human condition regardless of any dojo 'warriorship' _
I don't know if knowing better what to expect will even help me when I need it. I don't even know whether reality is, on average, preferable to fantasy. Most people will never experience real violence, particularly if they avoid high-risk environments, so for them it may be just as well to believe whatever they like.
Best way I have ever seen it put.