any situation we still choose our next action even though it may only be a
thought. Even though a threat may lead to our death it does not absolutely determine
our next choice or the consequences of that choice. When we experience fear the larger danger is to choose
powerlessness. Closely focusing on a bully is a mistake. Listening too
closely to fearful people as they make impulsive choices is a mistake. Owning my choice and my possible outcomes gives me at least a bit of autonomy. CMB
- When I make the difficult choice not to look up to others it is much easier to choose not to look down. - When I make the difficult choice not to blame I spend less time forgiving. - When I stop focusing on a bully I make it unnecessary to hate the bully.