Author Topic: The will to survive  (Read 1990 times)

Offline WuChi0

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The will to survive
« on: November 03, 2003, 02:46:59 PM »
Everyone probably saw the news where the disgrunted client attempted to murder the lawyer for his trust fund.  Just the will to survive and not giving up can be a major defensive attribute.  I have heard this often from survivors of Vietnam.  Common sense appered to be a major factor of survival in this case: Place someone between the aggressor and yourself, in that case a tree.  Avoid being hit/don't be a siitng target. Surely adrinaline kicked in but what to do with it is the question.  Just as other police stories and knife defenses/? If the suspect was a trained experience killer it would have a different outcome.  And how about the fact that they found a second weapon.  Never assume the threat is gone just because the weapon is no longer functional, there may be a second back up weapon/plan.
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Re:The will to survive
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2003, 11:29:37 PM »
The "no fear" logo comes to mind.  How many have faced someone with intent to kill and had "no fear"!  The day I have no fear I need medication.

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Re:The will to survive
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2003, 12:27:51 AM »
I think the only reason people think "no fear" is because the subject in question is so busy using his suvival instinct to analize his situation and look for alternatives that he doesn't look scared.  But believe me he is just smart enough to realize that if he doesn't control himself he will die.

Take it from someone who has been in that situation and survived because of instinct and awareness.  Not bravado.

Staying calm and using your training and  common sence is harder then in looks in the face of real danger or negetive consequences.

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Re:The will to survive
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2003, 08:22:43 AM »
I've been in those situations on the job both in the Navy and currently.  Training and survival instint took over.  Afterwards fear takes over when my mind picks out what could have been.