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Intimidation

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Intimidation is a useful tool for those who wish to flaunt and consolidate their presumed power, If they can carry off intimidation and convince those intimidated that they do and can have control over them they leave the ones now under their control with a greatly diminished arsenal of choices. If there is no overt physical violence involved this might be fine or even welcomed by those subjugated since making and sticking with choices one has made can be difficult and there are some who try to avoid difficulty at all costs. Those who have no desire to be subjugated and insist on making their own choices will resist intimidation. They may walk away, having nothing to do with a situation that involves intimidation; they may confront the power-seeker; or they may work within the group to undermine the self-declared leader, among other things. These things work well and are available to anyone choosing to keep or increase their self-worth. There are times when we would like to intimidate someone or some others as when we are attacked, or our home is invaded, or someone we care for is put in harm’s way. These are the times when it is better to use a form intimidation instead of outright violence. Isn’t it better to use intimidation instead of violence as a first-line defense?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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