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When you begin to feel like you are a tough guy, a warrior, a master of the martial arts or that you have lived a tough life, just take a moment and get some perspective with the following:


I've stopped knives that were coming to disembowel me

I've clawed for my gun while bullets ripped past me

I've dodged as someone tried to put an ax in my skull

I've fought screaming steel and left rubber on the road to avoid death

I've clawed broken glass out of my body after their opening attack failed

I've spit blood and body parts and broke strangle holds before gouging eyes

I've charged into fires, fought through blizzards and run from tornados

I've survived being hunted by gangs, killers and contract killers

The streets were my home, I hunted in the night and was hunted in turn


Please don't brag to me that you're a survivor because someone hit you. And don't tell me how 'tough' you are because of your training. As much as I've been through I know people who have survived much, much worse. - Marc MacYoung

Flooding - The Flood

Flooding is a new term I am using to address the often miss titled adrenaline rush or dump. It actually applies to all emotionally driven stress responses be it a conflict leading to the need for self-defense or any stress induced conflict like a family dispute - that by the way can sometimes end up leading to that conflict leading to the need for self-defense or fighting or what ever with Uncle Bob staggering around arguing about whatever.


I decided to use this generic term simply because upon reading about it in the book, “Emotional Intelligence,” I said to self, “self, this stuff sounds exactly like a monkey driven egoistic pride filled triggering flood of adrenaline chemicals in the body when the fight/anger is present. 

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