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R TUFF GUYS as Strong as Thay SEEM to Be ?

 
 
Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 01:42 pm

I remember that, in my earliest years of human life,
I accepted at face value the appearance that fellows whose demeanor
was that of TUFF guys really were of above average strength, as thay implied.
I did not give much thought to it, to analyse it, nor to challenge it, particularly.

Eventually, when I was in practice as a trial attorney,
I had a client who was in litigation with a female federal bureaucrat,
who carried herself with a tuff guy demeanor. We were in the discovery part
of the litigation, taking depositions. This is a fact-finding, non-emotional enterprize (as a general rule).

She sought to evade some of my questions. I don 't put up with that.
(No objection from counsel) I approached the same point in a variety
of different ways to ascertain her position in the matter. She continued to resist.
Of course, (I don't care about her emotions) I persisted on the point.
VERY unexpectedly, she broke down in tears from a very emotionally aggressive, combative bearing.
I was taken aback by the abrupt change.
It was a false front. I had not suspected.

Now, we have the same principle shown on TOPSHOT,
in the person of Jake, of recent departure. He presented himself
as being very self-assured; makes his living as a college athletic coach.
He appointed himself leader of one of the TOPSHOT teams,
being very free with unsolicited advice to the others.

When he shot poorly and thay voted to send him (the leader in his own mind)
to an elimination competition, he was crestfallen, very loud in complaint,
and broken hearted at their failure to accept his authority and leadership.
Eventually, he walked out, abandoning his competition for $1OO,OOO,
when he was not very far from it; emotional melt down.

This false front was also attributed to Adolf Hitler by US Army psychiatrists.

Any more examples ?

Comments ?





David
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 01:44 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Chuck Norris will still kick your ass if you mess with him...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 01:50 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
Chuck Norris will still kick your ass if you mess with him...
but he has never carried himself in an arrogant demeanor, so far as I have ever seen

He is not a case in point.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 01:51 pm

I think he 's had a hip replacement, too.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 01:52 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
he's a political nut job...
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 02:15 pm
@Rockhead,
chuckling (Norris)
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wmwcjr
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2011 11:36 pm
Poor David Sad ... They're gonna start pickin' on him again.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 03:32 am
@wmwcjr,
wmwcjr wrote:
Poor David Sad ... They're gonna start pickin' on him again.
That 's OK; its kinda fun.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 03:33 am
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
he's a political nut job...
HOW, in particular ?





David
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wmwcjr
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 01:54 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Re: wmwcjr (Post 4767176)
wmwcjr wrote:
Poor David Sad ... They're gonna start pickin' on him again.
That 's OK; its kinda fun.

Oh, I was just being facetious Mr. Green , although some of the tussles around here sure can be TUFF.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 10:39 pm
@wmwcjr,

OmSigDAVID wrote:
Re: wmwcjr (Post 4767176)
wmwcjr wrote:
Poor David Sad ... They're gonna start pickin' on him again.
That 's OK; its kinda fun.
wmwcjr wrote:
Oh, I was just being facetious Mr. Green , although some of the tussles around here sure can be TUFF.
During part of my childhood,
I demeaned myself as being tuff; that 's obsolete.

I 'd rather just be myself, with no affectations. Its more fun.
The purpose of life is to have fun.





David
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FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2011 02:38 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
One word... Survival.

Be it as a kid at school "acting" tough to stay in with the crowd so he isn't the one picked on, or be it in the Courts, as a job, to win, to survive in the practice, the bottom line is all human beings have emotions and can break at any time.

Speaking of the "in crowd at school", my emotions personally went quiet for a few days recently... I found my old school class, there was a boy, blonde, and in the recent photos, main shot, dark haired... I remembered the name and I remembered an accident, to be honest, I thought he was dead..

From little tid bits of conversation as I was wary not to push for answers I wanted, as that's un-fair, I gleened that he tried to be with "tough boys" at school, only to end up down the bottom of a cliff, from the age of 10, not remembering why he was a paraplegic, until much later in life, when he recalled what really happened, two boys, laughing and pushing him over...

Tough kids acting tough.... And a fully grown man who has never lived his life past 10 years of age, that has written a book in word, over the past 38 years once he started to remember...

Those "tuff guys" I hope every day of their lives remembered what they did and that it wasn't tuff at all..

Off topic sorry David:)
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2011 02:53 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
That 's OK, Found Soul.
Your story is interesting.





David
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2011 03:17 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Venting I guess:)
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2011 03:33 am
@FOUND SOUL,
FOUND SOUL wrote:
One word... Survival.

Be it as a kid at school "acting" tough to stay in with the crowd so he isn't the one picked on, or be it in the Courts, as a job,
to win, to survive in the practice, the bottom line is all human beings have emotions and can break at any time.
In testament of your asserted bottom line conclusion is a comedian who wished
to be called "Andrew 'Dice' Clay" or "the Dice man" (born Andrew Clay Silverstein).
He presented himself to his audience as being a super-Tuff Guy; very denunciatory.

He fell victim, on stage during one of his shows in Las Vegas (a wonderful place),
to loudly expressed disapproval from his audience, in consequence whereof: he wept.
Mr. Tuff Guy lost his composure on his own stage; he coudn 't take it.

That 'd be embarrassing for ANY stage performer,
but for his persona it was especially humiliating. Mr. Tuff Guy was a fake; a public fake.

Quad Est Demonstratum, Found Soul: u r right !





David
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 03:40 am
@OmSigDAVID,
He is no different than anyone.

Let's look at this differently...

Yes, he as acting, to survive..but, for a living, he was a Comedian... This was his livelyhood his chance in life, his big break...Stands to reason that he would break at such critics...But, yep, bottom line, he was human, he had emotions and he broke...
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