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13-03-2009, 22:55 #1
Changing ones mind
While I am aware that I sometimes change my mind like a woman in a shoe store ;D I still think that this is a valid point. In discussions with various people about gear and tactics I sometimes wonder whether we get so invested in an opinion that we don't ever reevaluate it.
Personally I think that on occasion we need to step back from ourselves and review our opinions on a topic and ask ourselves "do i still believe X because it works for me or just because it has always been my belief?" Note I am not saying to necessarily change your mind on every topic every ten minutes, but rather to ensure that it is still the best choice for YOU.
Maybe we need to evaluate our decisions periodically based on new experiences or skill sets we have come to grips with since the initial decision was made.
What I am saying is every so often look at your gear, your techniques and your approaches to shooting and tactics and debate with yourself their merits both actual and perceived and decide whether you should continue in your current direction or whether an alternate route is worth exploring.
Just a thought worth what you paid for it.
T"But I did discover patience. And it sucks. Mostly for people who have too much time on their hands best as I can tell."
15-03-2009, 12:56 #2
Re: Changing ones mind
Someone once said 'If a man looks at life the same way at age 50 that he did at age 20, he has wasted his last 30 years'. We are all products of the things we have seen, done, been taught and experienced along our journey through this thing we call life...and that is the only way it could ever be. That does not, however, mean we cannot or should not periodically re-evaluate our beliefs and attitudes or refuse to acknowledge and perhaps adopt proven newer technology.
30 years ago, if anyone had told me I would be carrying pistols made half of plastics I would have laughed in their face. I would have laughed twice as hard if they had suggested I would be communicating at the speed of light with friends halfway around the world at the touch of a button. These things and more have, however, come to pass. 'Change' can be good or bad, beneficial or disastrous. I stand solidly in the corner of those who believe in 'good' change.
You are correct that such changes must be carefully thought through in light of our own situation, but I hope I never see the day that I refuse to at least consider honesty the possibility of making a change.
'The mind is like a parachute...it only works when it is open'Run Fast, Bite Hard!
15-03-2009, 15:00 #3
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Re: Changing ones mindOriginally Posted by BigT
16-03-2009, 09:24 #4
Re: Changing ones mindOriginally Posted by Count BlaCattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal:
But I know one thing that never dies,
the glory of the great dead.
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