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Old 11-16-2011, 05:13 AM   #30
Tim Ruijs
 
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Re: The Truth about Violence

People let themselves get intimidated by the imposed situation and fear then stops them from seeing alternative situations (fixation). That fear originates from the possible outcome of the imposed/suggested situation. Fear vanishes when you can see different outcome, have options.
Now all this is easy to write comfortably sitting at my desk, but in actual practise....

I am not sure violence can always be avoided. A violent situation can occur anytime, anywhere and direct its ugly head at you for no other reason than you being there. Do you have to resort to violent actions yourself in such a situation? Depends. In love and war anything goes....
Perhaps you can escape the situation, perhaps you need to protect someone, perhaps you need to help someone... that is all down to character I guess.

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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