Nah, we are born with the same ability to adapt and survive as any group. You want to attribute it to spiritual nature, suit yourself, but that’s like saying there are racial distinctions, and if that one is “real” then who’s to say the others aren’t? That’s a dangerous way to perceive us, because it also opens the door to thinking other so-called…
I dunno…I think once you’ve been in a couple of crisis situations, or have been properly trained for such, your control over your response gets better…or is that just Hollywood-ish thinking? I don’t want to beat fear. I agree with you that fear is useful at times. But irrational fear, fear fed by ignorance…not so much.
Great article, man. Don’t know how I feel about updating art but you’ve presented the issue very well, and have definitely given us food for thought. I self published a couple of books and have since been tempted to “update” a few areas. I’m torn about doing it but it is indeed my option to do so since the decision to do so is not in the hands of a major publisher.
Geez man sounds like you’re victim-blaming here…because no way the ever-loving Japanese people of Tokyo / Yokohama could be culpable, it’s not in their nature. Hmrph. I think there’s enough blame to go around. But to each his/her own. Like John Lennon sang, “whatever gets you through your life, it’s alright, it’s alright.”
Anyhoot, I knew dude was talking out of his ass, and was probably highly inebriated. On top of that, he looked like he could have been an extra in a Grand Puba video from 1994. Dude looked like the type of cat who always argues in hip-hop conversations that U-God was the most underrated member of Wu-Tang
That’s some hilarious shit there! Kudos