Self-Defense Tip: Embrace the Suck

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    poppymann
    May 20, 2011

    You could argue that this a general tenet of Stoicism as experssed by Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus. They would argue that “the shit isn’t good or bad, it just is.” When you embrace that and remove the emotional aspects, you can work through it. Forget about teaching the Bible in school, Aurelius should be required reading for every American schoolkid.

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    JOE MATAFOME
    May 20, 2011

    The police have a very difficult and dangerous job, and plenty of people don’t really appreciate what they do for us. There will always be a few bad apples, but all the good cops shouldn’t be blamed for what the bad one’s do. Every single profession in the world has bad apples and that will never change.

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      Vincit Veritas
      May 20, 2011

      That is true, but most professions don’t give the bad apples a gun and an authority over everyone else. I agree that most cops are good, honest people who want to do a good job and go home at the end of the night. But police work also attracts a certain type of power-hungry, abusive personality, and that element is undeniably present throughout the occupation. It’s a minority, but an extremely dangerous one.

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        Ralph
        May 20, 2011

        Vincit Veritas FTW!

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      psmcd
      May 20, 2011

      And you have to consider police operate in a realm of mixed signals; crazy laws like civil forfeiture misapplied to fund swat bling or just to meet funding shortfalls.

      http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14643085/police-profiting-off-drug-trade

      http://www.ij.org/images/pdf_folder/other_pubs/assetforfeituretoemail.pdf

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    Aye Captain
    May 20, 2011

    Another phrase comes to mind: Adapt and Overcome.

  4. avatar
    Gunner442
    May 20, 2011

    Shoot, Move, Communicate

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