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Old 03-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #43
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Aikido Predator Mindset

I don't have any negative connotations with hunting - humans do act as predators when we track and hunt, e.g., where I grew up some people hunted deer and brought home the meat for their families.

Predation of humans towards other humans is assassination, though. People can and do make moral arguments that there are times when assassination is justifiable and prevents a much greater harm (for example in some wartime scenarios), but it's a very specific form of aggression, different from other kinds of aggression and different from a survival instinct or hyperawareness or single mindedness.

I don't like to see words thrown around seemingly at random. It just causes confusion and is misleading.
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