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Old 04-16-2010, 01:34 PM   #19
Pat Togher
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 88
Re: Developing courage

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
There is also the question of whether this change is desirable. As a broad generalization, people who have survived stressful situations tend to function better in them than people who have never been under these stresses. Unfortunately, those changes are often accompanied by other changes that, in some ways, make you function less well in a normal, non-threat situation. I think it's worth asking yourself whether your need to be able to function optimally in this hypothetical "critical moment" is more important than your need to be able to function well in a normal situation.
Great post.
Amdur Sensei's character sketch of Sokaku Takeda came to mind as I was reading this.

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