Alcohol and Situational Awareness- Incompatible?
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June 7th, 2011 10:53 PM
I am no angel when it comes to this forum and have had my share of critics and penalties from the forum. Many recent replies seem to have become nothing but argumentative kindergarden behaviour and lend nothing to this forum other than for some members to start "verbal fights" with each other.
June 7th, 2011 11:36 PM
Agreed. Which is why I'm done.
Originally Posted by kelcarry
Agree to disagree I guess.
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October 5th, 2012 12:22 AM
Of all the things you mentioned, nearly every one could be performed while still having a degree of situational awareness. If you are focused on your phone, computer, a book (etc) you still have peripheral vision, hearing, etc. If you are alone and someone approaches, you can simply look up and have 100% of your SA. The reason we are talking about drinking is because it IMPAIRS all of your senses, and you can't regain those senses immediately. HUGE difference from the metaphors you were trying to draw. When alcohol is in the blood stream, its not going away anytime soon, which is precisely why its so dangerous to be impaired in such a away. It causes a person to be vulnerable to a person that has full cognition.
Originally Posted by farronwolf
October 5th, 2012 12:36 AM
Wouldn't it depend on what full cognition of the two individuals are? There as some folks who can't pay attention to anything when stone cold sober. I see it all the time, they are living in condition white full time, or simply too stupid from the get go.
You assume all people have the same capabilities, that simply isn't so. One person functioning at 100% might be equal to another functioning at 50%.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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October 9th, 2012 06:34 AM
I see your point, and no, there are no 2 people that are the same. My main point is that they will all be impaired to a point. The person that is at 100% will be impaired to 90% (or far more, depending on the impairment) The person at 50% will drop down to 45% (or more) and so on..... It seems strange that some people will talk about scenarios, and how to handle each one in great detail, and take self defense to a science, and yet, despite all of this, they will throw away the best self defense tool of all: The human brain. See my point? Why would anyone put in that much effort and take this topic so seriously and then throw it all away by getting drunk? I think its either important to have SA or its not. Since we all agree that you never know when you will need it.
Originally Posted by farronwolf
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