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    Rhadi told me you're a *****.


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    He's right every pro fighter I've ever met has been "off".

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    "The last thing I need in the military is a *****"

    hahahahahaha

    To be completely honest, I always hear rumors of "stress cards" at basic training, but I don't think they really exist. I've never actually met anyone that had stress cards at their basic.
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    You're right Cassius stress cards don't exist. Rhadi should learn to Snopes.
    http://www.snopes.com/military/stress.asp

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    snopes or not, the guy has a point. the people that dont work as hard are the same people that try and adjust the rules all the time. its bullshit.

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    At my unit, the psychologist refers to three types of people:

    Wolves - People who leverage antisocial behavior for their benefit on a regular basis against a civilian populace. They are "bad." Examples: Drug cartel, terrorists.

    Sheep - normal people.

    Sheepdogs - characteristics in between wolves and sheep. Capable of violence when necessary, but also capable of fading into the flock when violence is not necessary.

    It's probably at least 50% circlejerk, but I believe it has at least some validity. What he is referring to is something that bothers me, as well. It seems like so many of the people I have seen go through some period of difficulty, whether it is wrestling class, academic team, selection, or simply trying something new, find it far too easy to call it quits. Life is all about keeping your word. To yourself, and to others. Even if things get difficult or temporarily painful.

    On the other hand, I think people who are not quitters will be highly prized in the future, so maybe I should stop complaining about it and just raise my kids to take advantage of the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassius View Post
    At my unit, the psychologist refers to three types of people:

    Wolves - People who leverage antisocial behavior for their benefit on a regular basis against a civilian populace. They are "bad." Examples: Drug cartel, terrorists.

    Sheep - normal people.

    Sheepdogs - characteristics in between wolves and sheep. Capable of violence when necessary, but also capable of fading into the flock when violence is not necessary.

    It's probably at least 50% circlejerk, but I believe it has at least some validity. What he is referring to is something that bothers me, as well. It seems like so many of the people I have seen go through some period of difficulty, whether it is wrestling class, academic team, selection, or simply trying something new, find it far too easy to call it quits. Life is all about keeping your word. To yourself, and to others. Even if things get difficult or temporarily painful.

    On the other hand, I think people who are not quitters will be highly prized in the future, so maybe I should stop complaining about it and just raise my kids to take advantage of the situation.
    Iíve heard that way of looking at society before, and I donít really like it. It breaks down a complex population into three arbitrary categories with no shades of grey, which I feel is a recipe for failure outside of very urgent contexts. Also it is used to make fringe people feel better about themselves because at least theyíre not those lame sheep or evil wolves. I also donít like how it contains the idea that not only are you only one thing; youíre one thing for life (also rarely useful to tell anyone). Phil Elmore is a product of sheepdog-sheep-wolf theory.

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    You're just saying that because you know you're a sheep
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassius View Post
    You're just saying that because you know you're a sheep
    I think I'm more of a llama: I can function as a sheepdog but I also produce my own special wool, and I force you to think outside the sheep-dog-wolf box.

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    I think there are only sheep and wolves. Sheep-dogs are wolves that protect their pack.

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