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Old 11-06-2011, 05:39   #106
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The fight/flight reaction is not a conscious one as being discussed. It is one's subconscious and uncontrollable reaction to an immediate threat. It is not a decision. Custer made a DECISION to fight. Decisions like staying at sea vs going for an inlet with a storm approaching are the challenges of sailing. Aboard a boat, it's not fight/flight unless you look up and see a plane headed directly at you. In the case of being in a storm, it's panic vs action, confidence vs doubt, rational thinking vs foolhardiness, being prepared vs forgetting exactly how to deploy the para-anchor. It's all about being able to think straight and make the right decisions.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:51   #107
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I think fight and flight shouldn't be confused with the reaction to the release of adreneline. For some people this results in panic, which is the crippler but more akin to be frozen then to reacting with flight, for other people it results in an increased focus.
fight or flight response IS the result of adrenaline release in your body. some panic, some have responses that actually WORK. depends on training and history. without an education in the area of responsivity, one could well panic. practice as well as education relieves one of the panic problem.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:21   #108
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fight or flight response IS the result of adrenaline release in your body. some panic, some have responses that actually WORK. depends on training and history. without an education in the area of responsivity, one could well panic. practice as well as education relieves one of the panic problem.
Yes, also on genetics. A human male is more likely to fight, a game bird will likely freeze...all automatic responses, depending on a more basic area of the brain than those of decision making. Practice and knowledge are the things that allow people to quickly overcome adrenalin-induced confusion and panic.
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Was that blog post written by me, by any chance?
No, sorry. What is your blog???
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No, sorry. What is your blog???
My blog is: The Fearful Adventurer mine is similar story to what you mention, only I sailed 7,000 across the South Pacific over two years despite my fear of the ocean. Fear and I are very well acquainted friends!
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My blog is: The Fearful Adventurer mine is similar story to what you mention, only I sailed 7,000 across the South Pacific over two years despite my fear of the ocean. Fear and I are very well acquainted friends!
I briefly check on your web blog and I think I can safely say you are the poster child of this thread. I encourage you to share what you have learned.
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A brave man or woman not only knows fear, but also how to handle it. Lack of fear will get you killed. I would rather face 100 men who have no fear of a machine gun than one with fear and a handgranade.
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Hey I have some extra fear if anyone feels they are lacking!
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