Quote of the Day: Changing Pants Edition – 2012-07-24

Linoge expands on someone else’s comment about acting during a mass shooting, and in doing so hits one out of the park.

Bravery is not the absence of fear; bravery is the overcoming of fear. I can only hope I will be able to do what I need to when I need to, and then I will worry about little details like changing my pants later

Somebody is unexpectedly trying to kill you. Fear is both natural, inevitable, and acceptable in that situation. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Then do what you have to do to look out for you and your own in spite of your fear.

If your pants are a bit damp or dirty when it’s all over, at least you’re still alive to change them.


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  1. Think it was Peter Capstick, after a very hairy run-in with a wounded leopard, made note that his bush shorts seemed kind of soggy; “Must’ve spilled some of my drinking water on them. yeah, that’s it…”
    But he was alive, and the leopard wasn’t


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