Navy SEAL Explains What Freedom TRULY Means
Canadian clinical psychologist and professor, Jordan Peterson has given us some fascinating lessons on the nature of the human mind. These lessons are corroborated by everyday experience, and even by ancient tales told in the Bible.
Among the most interesting of these lessons is what we’ll call the nature of courage. He talks about what we call the “fight or flight” reflex, which might more aptly be called the “freeze or act” reflex. Sure, it’s not as catchy, but it turns out to be more accurate.
So, what happens when we are confronted by a life-threatening event is, our autonomic nervous system makes a decision to either freeze you in place or to spur you into action. This is the origin of the Medusa myth — the half-woman-half-snake amalgamation who can freeze men in place with her gaze.
The way this applies in our everyday modern lives has to do with laziness and procrastination versus protectively taking care of business. When we procrastinate, we produce a fear response to the thing we are putting off. Our bodies produce cortisol, which is unhealthy and we remain in a low-level stress mode for a longer period of time. However, when we dive into our responsibilities we are less stressed, less fearful, and have less anxiety.
We might call this courage — the wisdom to instantly know that it is better to face our fears and responsibilities head-on. Or, as Jocko Willink puts it in this PragerU video, it’s the knowledge that Discipline = freedom.
~ Liberty Video News
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