How I have changed since CC.

How I have changed since CC.

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    How I have changed since CC.

    In a nut shell: Before I CC I was rather......hot headed...pridefull.

    Now after a while of CC, I've found myself to be a rather reasonable person (matter of perspective I know). Through painful practice of patience, and ability to humble myself through humiliation.

    I don't feel the urge to prove a point as much...such as pointing out the fact that a driver is in error by honking horn and being pissy.

    More patience with drivers and driving.

    More aware in public places, than previously.

    Generally more respectful, and easygoing.

    Try to act out in logic and sound judgment instead of emotion.

    More aware of to much self pride.

    Better avoidances from possible confrontation.

    I little more discipline in other parts of my life that weren't there before.

    Staying focused on what matters most in any given situation.

    I just seem better at not sweating the small stuff.



    NOT solely on having a gun on my person, but the responsibility that is weighted on owning the gun itself, mixed with the responsibility of me able to wield such a tool in the "eyes" of sound judgment. Follow?

    To know and understand much if not all, that comes with what I/we have chosen to do....it can't but help you become a better person and or citizen in multiple aspects.


    and to say or think that guns don't help....HA!!

    anywhoo thought I'd share......


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    Yep, I believe the CC permit does in fact change the way we look at things. It’s an enormous responsibility and the consequences of its intended use, would be life altering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Yep, I believe the CC permit does in fact change the way we look at things. It’s an enormous responsibility and the consequences of its intended use, would be life altering.
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    I too feel less and less the urge to "rise up and kill!"

    Seriously though good post. I too feel much more level headed and look to avoid all confrontations now. I have less of a chip on my shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogbones View Post
    In a nut shell: Before I CC I was rather......hot headed...pridefull.

    Now after a while of CC, I've found myself to be a rather reasonable person (matter of perspective I know). Through painful practice of patience, and ability to humble myself through humiliation.

    anywhoo thought I'd share......
    Your head is on straight Frogbones. Wish we could be sure that all people CCing knew what you know.

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    Its interesting because I've heard many people say that CC has made them more calm and more at peace with trivial things like getting cut off in traffic. This is the exact opposite reaction that the anti-crowd would want us to believe.

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    Amen Frogbones, I have been legally CC'ing for just about 5 hours now. And, I must say that your post is timely. Every one of your points crossed my mind as I went about my daily activities today. I was astonished at the change in my usual demeanor.

    I have OC'd many times before, but it didn't feel quite the same since I was more preoccupied with worrying about someone placing a MWAG call to 911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Yep, I believe the CC permit does in fact change the way we look at things. It’s an enormous responsibility and the consequences of its intended use, would be life altering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogbones View Post
    In a nut shell: Before I CC I was rather......hot headed...pridefull.

    Now after a while of CC, I've found myself to be a rather reasonable person (matter of perspective I know). Through painful practice of patience, and ability to humble myself through humiliation.

    I don't feel the urge to prove a point as much...such as pointing out the fact that a driver is in error by honking horn and being pissy.

    More patience with drivers and driving.

    More aware in public places, than previously.

    Generally more respectful, and easygoing.

    Try to act out in logic and sound judgment instead of emotion.

    More aware of to much self pride.

    Better avoidances from possible confrontation.

    I little more discipline in other parts of my life that weren't there before.

    Staying focused on what matters most in any given situation.

    I just seem better at not sweating the small stuff.



    NOT solely on having a gun on my person, but the responsibility that is weighted on owning the gun itself, mixed with the responsibility of me able to wield such a tool in the "eyes" of sound judgment. Follow?
    You've just eloquently stated with "...great power comes great responsibility..." couldn't agree with you more...

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    +1 even my closest have noticed the change. Glad to see it's a normality, good post!
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    The problem with "Humility" is, we useally get it through "Humiliation."

    Good post

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    Nice post, and great points!


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    Yup, I noticed the same thing when I first got my CWP. I drove slower and *moved* out of the way of those damn crazy drivers jutting through traffic. Great advice on this thread about responsibility and power. You wouldn't think having a weapon on you would calm you down but it does. My other big calming tool in heavy traffic is the comedy channel on satellite radio. Between the two I can achieve a zen like state while driving.
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    ssshhhh. Don't let the libs get their hands on this one. If they think we're thoughtful, concerned and responsible they'll rise up with lanterns and pitchforks and attack us in the very beds where we sleep. Continue to portray yourself as a mumbling, cursing, pickup driving, redneck thug with snot bubbles and a spit cup. Oh my....what's next?
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    I have not changed

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