Doc Stull shares Ernest Hemingway's "Banal Story".
Nearly 100 Years ago…
In the story, a person reads articles and romanticizes about a life with adventure, exploration, and intrigue. The reader wants to escape is banal (ordinary) life.
He also reads of reality… but often times reality is not what people want to see. Therefore, people will make a conscious choice to view or look for something that is extraordinary, or more pleasant than the bluntness of reality and the ordinary things in life.
This is similar to the social media and news sources of today. Social media and main stream news create stories – stories that convey fragments of truth – in an effort to get viewers. To get likes. Some stories are honest, and some stories are fragments of honesty. The semi-truthful stories seen on social media sites, or on television are a means of conditioning the mind. Choose this over that.
So how does this relate to Self Defense?
A sociopath will condition people, manipulate people, to get them to voluntarily go along with a behavior. Often times these behaviors are not in your best interest, and can be very harmful to your dignity and personal safety. A few examples are child molesters, rapist, drug dealers, and even bullying.
I recognized this years ago and have chosen to disconnect from TV sources (unless it is for a sports score or knowing the day's forecast). NOTE: I also have chosen when to use technology and when not to use it for my own safety.
I have chosen to look at the world through my own eyes. See reality for what it is. Not only the beautiful, but also the ugly. By doing this, I am more aware, and I am living a safer lifestyle with more free time in my life to create my own adventures with my family, and romantic experiences with my wife.
Keep your eyes open to reality. Be Safe… because your Life depends on it.
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