Feeling scary good.
Sometimes I just have to walk away. I’m not the biggest or baddest guy, but I can have a bit of a temper. I have lost a fight or two or three. Didn’t preclude four or five or six.
Over the years, I have realized there comes a point in angry disagreement where there’s nothing left to be said. At that point I look that man in the eye, and can usually tell if things are about to get violent.
Anyone who says violence doesn’t solve anything, has never split 12 beers between 5 infantrymen.
That being said it’s usually pretty avoidable. See the pissed off veteran who looks like he’s about to explode, leave him alone. Don’t come try to be the peanut topping on my turd sundae.
Everyone knows the golden rule. It’s a common theme across majority of the worlds religions. Simple. Respect. Treat others how you expect to be treated.
Say your pissed off and tryna curse out the grass. I’m not going to come up and talk about your vibes affecting the grass growth. You’d be in your rights to make the green grass grow.
I may be a bit of a xenophobe, but I treat people with respect. Even when my brain is screaming DUMBASS; knowing I have a temper I tend to assume I’m over reacting.
Hindsight says im only over reacting about half the time. Sometimes though I feel like I’m standing around handing out free passes all day. Eventually enough is enough.
I understand jobs aren’t fun and games. You gotta do tasks you don’t want to. If it was fun and games why would they pay you to do it.
What I’m not going to do is hide and not voice my concerns. After I’ve done that and see no acknowledging of those concerns I’m left with two options.
Fight or flight.
There is no turning that off. My instinct is to fight. A fight left unfinished today could hit you when you least expect it later.
That blood starts pumping. Every nerve in my body tingles ready to pounce. I can feel my ears turn red.
My mind pushes through. The consequences flash in front of me. The thought of losing my freedom. That time with my family.
As satisfying as the three part plan to inflict maximum damage I’ve developed would have been.
I take a deep breath. Unlock the jaw. Open the wall of blocked thoughts.
Punch right out and count to four.
Got no main forgot the reserve too.
Look out ground I’m coming through.