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Old October 18th 06, 00:11   #13
PillowRock
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Re: EpDis: Learning Curve

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fear of losing a fight is natural
Sure, fear is a natural, good thing.

However, there is a difference between reasonable fear that stops you from doing suicidal things ...... and the kind of irrational phobic fear that tends to be caused by a traumatic event, which blocks out the ability to think analytically and rationally. The one tends to keep you safer while the other just makes it more likely that you will get yourself (or your comrades) killed with an unreasoned response somewhere down the line.

The Rangers were practicing a form of "get right back on the horse ...." before a full blown phobia has a chance to take root.


And, he had not just "lost a fight". He had been beaten into a near coma (or was it actual short erm coma?).
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