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    Your hind brain takes over under those conditions and tells you 'you are going to die'.  Even if you know this is just training or a simulation or whatever, it does not matter as much as you think it will beforehand.

    That is one of the reasons you get practical instruction in this in SERE school (who clearly say 'this is torture') - so you know that regardless of what your opinion is about it, you will break, and can be ready for that.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:35:41 PM PST

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