Thursday, April 26, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Seven.3

3. Showing fear is frowned upon by most non-decadent cultures. Paranoid display is not welcome in matters relating to life and death. The calm are universally respected. Even so, nervousness does have its place. It does not behoove one to get overly comfortable in potentially hostile situations. Mostly, when immediate action or decision is required, the better tact is to show no uncertainty or jitteriness. By admitting fear in oneself, one is given sight, and hence greatly increases the odds of coolness under pressure. If you know something is coming, one can brace against its impact or go limp as appropriate. Only experience will allow one to know for sure.

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