Surviving in the Real World Revisited

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Survival
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Surviving in the real world comes down to one thing; having the ability to overcome.  You must develop a mindset of controlling your fears so they do not inhibit your actions.  Your mindset must allow you to not only perform to the best of your abilities but to also take responsibility for your actions.

You must know your enemy.  A thug is not your friend, your buddy or your next door neighbor.  They are a person or persons who have no regrets or sympathy when it comes to robbing, raping, murdering or performing any other anti social devestating action against you.  If they perceive you as weak or vulnerable they will attack.  You must be prepared to stop them immediately and be able to properly defend yourself.

The argument to submit to criminals and give them what they want is a false one.  What if the problem escalates?  What if they aren’t satisfied with what you give them?  You need to be prepared to stop a criminal’s aggression by whatever means necessary in defense of your life.  Remember there are no re-do’s if you are the victim of a violent rape or murder.

Be aware of your surroundings at all times.  Do not look like or act like a victim and do not have a victim’s mentality.  Pay attention to what your senses are telling you and react accordingly.  If you feel you are being observed with criminal intent you probably are.  Visualize how you would react to any given criminal scenario as repeated visualization helps with your defensive preparations.  Know the best strike points to quickly disable an attacker and choose and train accordingly with your self defense weapons.

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Comments
  1. Holli says:

    There is a reason we have the sense of when someone seems dangerous. Every time I have ignored that feeling, it has not ended well. Listen to that sense, act on it…you are absolutely right.

  2. rmactsc says:

    Thanks Holli. It is so important when you get that gut feeling that something is wrong to pay attention to it 🙂

  3. kloquercio says:

    What a perfectly worded, perfectly stated post. I’m sharing this with my family and friends. Thank you for this!

  4. conelrad says:

    Excellent advice.
    It is the mind set that you are willing and able to do whatever it takes to survive a critical incident. If you are unable to do what is necessary WHEN it is necessary then you will NOT survive the encounter, period!
    Your point about listening to your feelings about if you think you are being stalked, you probably are. Those are not feelings per say, they are your primal instincts setting off bells and whistles, flashing red lights in your mind, your senses should go to a heightened state of alert. Sadly for those that live in this pop culture world, they choose to ignore them, and hope for the best. We call those people ‘victims’.
    About controlling your fear, might be best re – stated in as You must learn to decide in the “Flight or Fight” response instinct. However, I digress into another posting, to put it simply, if threatened, do you get away from the situation or do you stay and fight?
    It is also imperative you train with whatever weapons and/or skills you possess. In the height of the fight, you will NOT rise to the occasion, you will revert to your training, if you have any and you have PRACTICED it. If you think you will rise to the occasion, you will only become a victim. Your assailants have thought about what they look for in their prey, and they have gone over what they will do in response to what your re actions will be to their actions.
    If you think you are being stalked, the first thing I will do is look them in the eye, it takes the element of surprise away from the attackers, it also alerts them to the fact that you will not be an easy victim, it also gives you the advantage of assessing them and your enviroment.
    All together an excellent beginging to a much needed discussion, wish I would have thought of addressing it! Nice job!

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