Originally Posted by RedDread
I don't know if you have time to process all of that shit in that short period of time. It's really fight or flight.
But apparently there's also "stand there like a deer in the headlights" or "take a ****ing video of it."
Though I really think that last one was a setup. They didn't show the lead-in to that guy pulling out his phone, so I'm calling BS on that one.
You're right, at least to a degree. But won't you concede that the moment most people have a kid they are fundamentally re-wired to a fairly large extent? And the same when they get married, though perhaps to a lesser degree?
I'm just saying that the 'fight or flight' calculus changes pretty substantially when you introduce actual adult responsibilities to it. When you're driving a car with your kid in it, you drive differently whether you realize it or not. Hell, I drive differently with my damn dogs in the car.
You're not going to just forget about that stuff in that fight or flight moment; your body and mind will absolutely remember it, even if your conscious self doesn't consider it.