words to live by

It is better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die.  The very essence of self-defense is a thin list of things that might get you out alive when you are already screwed. –  From “Meditations on Violence” by Rory Miller



2 thoughts on “words to live by”

  1. I just stumbled on Rory Miller through another blogger. I am moved by some of his writings and will read Meditations on Violence soon. Any time we do a self defense skill in BJJ I use this as a caveat to whatever technique we are working on.

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