Preparedness is not paranoia
specificity and direction are not “mind control”.
(Though both of those statements DO sound a bit Orwellian…)
Bad things DO happen. And good things (thankfully) do happen more often.
Our outlook on training, and the mindset of a culture based on both physical and mental preparedness is that
WE WOULD RATHER HAVE IT AND NOT NEED IT THAN NEED IT AND NOT HAVE IT.
If that strikes you as paranoid, overbearing, or controlling, you have likely never been on the receiving end of “bad”
(or have deceived yourself into thinking “bad” doesn’t really happen.)
If that sounds like too much thought, effort, and seriousness to put into “working out” then we’ll just have to agree to disagree.
As you glide effortlessly through your next “45 minutes of cardio”, think about this:
If the shit hit the fan, what would your current physical skill set allow you to survive?
Would your mental composure even last long enough for you to find out?
(Is it better to learn to swim or fear the water?)