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  •  FEAR= Fuck Everything And Run (2+ / 0-)
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    Treetrunk, defluxion10

    You don't need a lot of training to run from danger, its a natural reaction

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sun May 19, 2013 at 06:36:10 AM PDT

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    •  Actually a natural reaction is to (2+ / 0-)
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      Stand still and not move until the object of your fear moves.

      Movement attracts predators, in many cases animals have a natural response to chase anything the runs even when it is not hunting.

      Because of that, humans first natural response is to freeze.  We do that when we see a big dog walking towards us late a night alone.  We do that when a big BOOM goes off.  We do that when Jason jumps out of the shadows and yells "booga-booga".

      Humans naturally freeze, go into the OODA loop and then act unless they have been trained.

      I had the opportunity to see this in action one day.  We were on a call in the East Side of Cleveland. A medical issue that needed extra hands to help move the person out of their home.  After the first ambulance left, the rest of us were chatting with the Cleveland cop who came by. (not the nicest neighborhood)

      Suddenly two houses away three shots rang out.  Of the five of us, three had military training/Police training.  The other two did not.  The cop turned towards the sound of the shots, drew is gun and moved behind cover while calling on the radio, all in less time that it took to read this.

      Me and the other Paramedic who had military experience lowered our profile and took cover behind the trucks opposite of the shots, my buddy even reached for his rifle he did not have.  The other two turned towards the shots, cringed and looked around trying to process what to do.  After a few seconds they joined us behind the trucks.  By that point had the shots been intended for us, they would have made great targets.

      (The shots were at a home from the back yard, and "no one saw anything".)

      Stupid question hour starts now and ends in five minutes.

      by DrillSgtK on Sun May 19, 2013 at 09:04:46 AM PDT

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