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2023 Author: Katelyn Chandter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:08
Many people are unprepared for trouble, conflict, fights, crime, terrorism and war. Not seeing the danger, people become careless and pay dearly for it. How to be vigilant? Levels of situational vigilance that will someday save health, money, and life.
“The police are unable to protect citizens at the current stage of our development, in many cases they will not be able to protect themselves either. It is a private matter for every citizen to protect himself and his family. And this is not just acceptable, it is obligatory. " Jeff Cooper
Raised by caring parents in a prosperous environment and away from dysfunctional companies, many people grow up not adapted to the dangers. The more greenhouse and good the conditions, the more vigilant and absent-minded. People grow up who are not ready for troubles, conflicts, fights, crime, terrorism and war. Seeing no direct danger, people begin to believe in their invulnerability and hover in the illusion of imaginary security.
But at one point, such carelessness can be costly. The unfortunate man is beaten on the street, robbed in a dark alleyway, shot from a pistol, or he finds himself in another difficult situation. Why do these people get into trouble more often? They do not know how to be vigilant and careful, as a result, they run into trouble that could have been avoided.
Vigilance from John Cooper
The creator of modern pistol shooting technology, John Dean "Jeff" Cooper is known for his work in the field of security. Lieutenant Colonel John Coopep took part in the battles of World War II and the Korean War. This taught him a lot that he wanted to share later. John Coopep created the principles of self-defense, where the most important means of survival are neither weapons nor fighting skills, but fighting spirit. “Having a pistol doesn't make you armed, just as owning a guitar doesn't make you a musician,” asserted John Coopep.
3. Real danger or "orange" level. On the horizon looms not a theoretical danger, but a very real one. An incomprehensible company appears, a loud bang was heard nearby, the presence of aggressive people nearby, a rapidly approaching car, a suspicious situation. At the moment, it is required to calculate the probability of danger and methods of avoiding it. The person is very anxious and ready to act immediately. A person can stay in this state for up to two hours, and then his vigilance falls.
4. Struggle for survival or "red" level. Danger has become a reality and you have to defend yourself. This is a conflict, an attack, a fight, a fight, a shootout. The active phase of the situation when you have to make every effort to neutralize the enemy and flee. This is a fight or flight method.
Why was Wild West Storm Wild Bill Hickok killed? He was on the white level of vigilance, when in a public place he was required to be in yellow and even orange if the place was not good. When a person from the white safety zone is immediately in the red one, then he does not have time to do anything due to the fact that he was not ready. This is how people get into trouble when they lose their health, money and life.
How to be vigilant? Color your lifestyle with Cooper code. White is your home. Yellow - street and public places. When we can fix the threat, and, if necessary, move to a higher level. Orange - deep evening, unfamiliar situations and hot spots. We can spot the source of the threat. Red is an unlit gateway, an unfamiliar company walking towards, an aggressive drunk person. We see the real danger and take the right action.
Be vigilant and always color your life with Cooper's code. This will someday save you from unexpected troubles, save your health, money or life. Or maybe it will save the lives of your loved ones. Who, if not you, should be vigilant and in control of the situation?