A Student of Martial Arts
Lifetime Supporting Member
- Oct 13, 2001
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Do you ? 🤔
Have worked with death up close, infantry medic..
Do know how it affected me...
You and others claim to practice "martial" arts....arts of war .
And yet, it seems like maybe what was trained was "competitive" events..
"That robber is a human."
no that "armed" robber was the enemy a threat to the lives of those there at the time.
You'r starting to sound like the DA telling our family members to not saying anything negative about the ones
who shot, killed our uncle..It may cause people to sympathize with them....
I'd say...until "you" or others here have had something happen up close and personal, you may change your mind...
Even feel a little different....🤔
And if you have or had,,,and still feel sympathy 🤔
There is a story
"An old woman was walking down the road whan she saw a gang of thugs beating a poisonous snake. She rescued the snake and carried it back to her home, where she nursed it back to health."
"One day they were going into town and the old woman picked him up and the snake bit her. Repeatedly.
"O God," she screamed, "I am dying! Why? I was your friend. I saved your life! I trusted you! Why did you bite me?"
The snake looked up at her and said,
"Lady, you knew I was a snake when you first picked me up."
One does not need to be Military, or LEO / First Responder to have seen violence or lived through it.
It is difficult for those who have never seen, done, or lived through it.
Peace with what you have seen, use your network of those who have also seen / done what you have done, and talk and listen to each other. It helps.
And yes, attitudes usually change after such incidents.