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fredreload wrote:

Is it bad being a coward? I mean I feel the hype of watching heroic movies, but if I imagine myself being on the battle fields or doing stunts it just feels like that would hurt, or that my life would be wasted away at age 20, 30, or 40. But man, you can't really say you are afraid of dying in front of girls. I'm not staying doing stunts but more like saving a person from a car and get yourself killed kind of scenairo . What do you guys think?


As for you, my fine friend, you're the victim of disorganized thinking: You're under the unfortunate delusion that just because you run away from danger, you lack courage...You're confusing Courage with Wisdom.
Now, back where I come from, we have men we call "heroes"; once a year, they take their fortitude out of mothballs, and parade it down the main street of the city--And with no more courage than you have! But they've got one thing you haven't got: A medal.
Posted 12/17/16
Coward for the public, but a hero for yourself?
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Fear is perfectly fine, there is nothing wrong with it. It teaches far more about the art of survival then any amount of training ever will. It let's you know when to zig and when to zag. When to hop left or right and jump back. And much more.

Fear is only a problem when you let it get out of hand and control you. Then it becomes a poison. Not just to you but to those that depend on you and those that care about you.
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I've rushed to help people despite the physical risk quite a few times and I wouldn't class myself as brave, we all die at some point, rather than slowly waste away when I'm 90 I'm fine with risking my life for the sake of another, rather than being brave or a coward I'd say it depends on whether you can accept death or not, you'll hesitate if you don't have an answer and that's worse but more importantly it always depends on the situation, the moment will make the hero, you aren't born for it
Posted 12/17/16 , edited 12/17/16
It's always about girls with you.
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iriomote wrote:
Yeah, that is rather literally Rule #1.

I'm required to be Red Cross certified in first aid and CPR. The "first step" in an emergency situation is to check if it's safe to approach, call 911/emergency services for help, and then start providing care. Check, Call, Care. Check, Call, Care...

Ugh, I hate having to sit through that training every couple years. Not least of all because the training videos are so mind-numbing that they leave you in tears.


Yeah, that's exactly where I was pulling from. I had to be Red Cross certified for my job as well. On the "industrial" one I think it was called. Where they show you all the videos with 80s level horror movie gore of people sticking their hands in industrial saws and getting crushed by forklifts and what not. Like a bad SAW movie.
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fredreload wrote:


runec wrote:


fredreload wrote:
I'm not staying doing stunts but more like saving a person from a car and get yourself killed kind of scenairo


Rule #1 of emergency first aid is don't put yourself in danger too. Since then there's two casualties the first responders have to save / ship to the morgue. -.-







But ugly people are dispensable = =

Are you sure you didn't mean to say... expendable? https://www.amazon.com/Expendable-League-Peoples-Bk-1/dp/038079439X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482026180&sr=1-1&keywords=expendable
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olunar009 wrote:

Who says you cant say your afraid of dying in front of a girl?? "Being cowardly is nothing bad, it gives you a better understanding on how to survive, while being brave is a good way to get your stupid ass killed along with your family" ~ My Ranger school instructor


I think the word "coward" is being misused in this case. A coward isn't someone who, after determining that it might get him/her killed or maimed, stays away. A coward is someone who, after determining that it can be done with a high degree of success, still stays back, because he/she does not want to chance it.

The other side of the coin is bravery. One is brave when, after determining that it is possible to go into the burning structure to get someone out of it to safety, does it. One is foolish, not brave, after determining that it is NOT possible to go into the burning structure to get someone out to safety, but does it anyway - and fails. (If he/she succeeds against all odds, then it's heroic but foolish, and not just merely brave.)

I hope I've confused the matter even more with my observations of how those words should be used.
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Year-end cleanup. Closing threads with no new posts since 12/31/2016.
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