A scenario -- responding to insults

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    Kinda like somebody calls you up and threatens you,you tell him I'm right here come on over,he shows up and you shoot him claiming SD,you are in deep doo doo since you escalated the confrontation and provoked him
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    They are just telling you that you are #1! Yay!
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    One of the best things I read (from another forum) was:
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    Get back to basics. "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me". If words do not harm you they are not imminent threats, which is the pretty much the only reason to even think about your CC firearm.

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    Another way I have heard it said:
    "You can carry a gun or carry a temper; you can't carry both."
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    This is a great thread and people are hitting all around the basic idea but nobody's really hit the bullseye.

    Here it is - and this is a hard won, hard learned lesson.

    You're doing an activity, enjoying yourself. Somebody gets you in a tizzy. If you let that thought take hold, guess what? You are no longer enjoying your day. You are filled with other thoughts. Anger, resentment, pity, even good stuff like making fun of someone being mad.

    NONE OF THIS IS of your original intent. It has ALL prevented you from enjoying the activity you had been engaged in...say riding your bike or bird watching.

    HOW stupid we all are that we let our emotions prevent us from being happy. We are truly our own worst enemy when we let thoughts intrude, and yet it's almost impossible. Note I said 'almost'.

    So the reason you don't flip the bird, get mad, start something is more because you don't want to lose your center, your mastery of your 'self' than that 'you'd better not, you'll go to jail'.

    Why? Because the route to inner peace and being centered comes from INSIDE - it is not external (i.e. note how silly it is to TELL someone not to be upset. That never works. But if they can learn to be calm from inside it always works).

    So all the answers showing how you must not engage a hostile are correct, but the true root of it is self-mastery and enjoyment of the moment that you were in and not being 'disturbed'. That's my take, anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerJ View Post
    This is a great thread and people are hitting all around the basic idea but nobody's really hit the bullseye.

    Here it is - and this is a hard won, hard learned lesson.

    You're doing an activity, enjoying yourself. Somebody gets you in a tizzy. If you let that thought take hold, guess what? You are no longer enjoying your day. You are filled with other thoughts. Anger, resentment, pity, even good stuff like making fun of someone being mad.

    NONE OF THIS IS of your original intent. It has ALL prevented you from enjoying the activity you had been engaged in...say riding your bike or bird watching.

    HOW stupid we all are that we let our emotions prevent us from being happy. We are truly our own worst enemy when we let thoughts intrude, and yet it's almost impossible. Note I said 'almost'.

    So the reason you don't flip the bird, get mad, start something is more because you don't want to lose your center, your mastery of your 'self' than that 'you'd better not, you'll go to jail'.

    Why? Because the route to inner peace and being centered comes from INSIDE - it is not external (i.e. note how silly it is to TELL someone not to be upset. That never works. But if they can learn to be calm from inside it always works).

    So all the answers showing how you must not engage a hostile are correct, but the true root of it is self-mastery and enjoyment of the moment that you were in and not being 'disturbed'. That's my take, anyhow.
    Only one flaw, you forget some folks like conflict. Inner piece and zen like meditation doesnt work for all.

    The OP should just smile and nod, it works in the real world.

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    I get yells and honks all the time while I'm riding my bicycle. I just smile and wave, once again reassured my concealed carry set-up is functioning exactly as I intend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I get yells and honks all the time while I'm riding my bicycle. I just smile and wave, once again reassured my concealed carry set-up is functioning exactly as I intend.
    Maybe they all think you look hot in your biking clothes, or you need to stop riding down the center of the car lane.
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    Any kind of short-fuse tendency is very dangerous when carrying.
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    Then I lose because it's not SD right?
    What have you lost?

    Someone that you dont know, drives by and flips you off.

    So what? They arent shooting at you, they arent throwing any thing at you, they arent even talking to you.

    SD never even entered into the equation. It was never there.




    Flipping someone off because they flipped you of for no other reason that they could, is not much diferent than arguing with an idiot. Its a no win situation and you've lowered yourself to their level of stupidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerJ View Post
    This is a great thread and people are hitting all around the basic idea but nobody's really hit the bullseye.

    Here it is - and this is a hard won, hard learned lesson.

    You're doing an activity, enjoying yourself. Somebody gets you in a tizzy. If you let that thought take hold, guess what? You are no longer enjoying your day. You are filled with other thoughts. Anger, resentment, pity, even good stuff like making fun of someone being mad.

    NONE OF THIS IS of your original intent. It has ALL prevented you from enjoying the activity you had been engaged in...say riding your bike or bird watching.

    HOW stupid we all are that we let our emotions prevent us from being happy. We are truly our own worst enemy when we let thoughts intrude, and yet it's almost impossible. Note I said 'almost'.

    So the reason you don't flip the bird, get mad, start something is more because you don't want to lose your center, your mastery of your 'self' than that 'you'd better not, you'll go to jail'.

    Why? Because the route to inner peace and being centered comes from INSIDE - it is not external (i.e. note how silly it is to TELL someone not to be upset. That never works. But if they can learn to be calm from inside it always works).

    So all the answers showing how you must not engage a hostile are correct, but the true root of it is self-mastery and enjoyment of the moment that you were in and not being 'disturbed'. That's my take, anyhow.
    Huh?

    How about, "Don't respond to insults or you may end up in prison!"

    That's pretty much the no B.S., short and sweet answer. And you don't have to scratch your head and go "What was that all about?"

    btw... Good post BadgerJ. I was just bustin your chops.
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    You call the sheriffs dept and advise them of the possibly that a couple guys are out driving the neighborhood and up to no good. Give them as much information as you can regarding the car, how many, and so on, then finish your smoke and go back inside and relax, but stay vigilant. No need to pick a fight that wasn't a fight to start off with, just some punks pounding their chests trying to impress each other.
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    I believe what Badjer is saying is "don't let someone ruin your day?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunslut View Post
    I believe what Badjer is saying is "don't let someone ruin your day?"
    Or, ruin your life!
    It could be worse.
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