When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake

When Violence Is the Answer Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake In a civilized society violence is rarely the answer But when it is it s the only answer The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night The words Move and you die The hands on you

  • Title: When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake
  • Author: Tim Larkin
  • ISBN: 9780316354646
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer But when it is it s the only answer The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night The words, Move and you die The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat In this essential book, self protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think aboutIn a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer But when it is it s the only answer The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night The words, Move and you die The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat In this essential book, self protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives By deconstructing our assumptions about violence its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life or death violence Through a series of harrowing true life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the bad guy or the good guy that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake An indispensable resource, When Violence is the Answer will remain with you long after you ve finished reading, as the bedrock of your self protection skills and knowledge.

    When Violence Is the Answer Learning How to Do What It This item When Violence Is the Answer Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake by Tim Larkin Hardcover . Only left in stock order soon Sold by SJW Enterprises and ships from Fulfillment. Violence Violence Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, When Violence is Acceptable elephant journal It is the condemnation that creates the violence itself We live in fear of violence on a daily basis Current world and national events involving violence are changing the face of our planet Religious violence has caused mass migrations of people from the Middle East into Europe and the United States and the violence has followed them. When Is Violence Acceptable Pacific Standard May , A new study reports highly educated people tend to condemn domestic violence, but support the state sponsored variety, including aggressive policing and war.The less educated tend to hold the exact opposite view American education socializes people to establishment culture, identity, and interests, writes Indiana University sociologist Landon Schnabel. Violence body, causes, What Is Violence Violence is the use of physical force to injure people or property Violence may cause physical pain to those who experience it directly, as well as emotional distress to those who either experience or witness it Individuals, families, schools, workplaces, communities, society, and Violence American Psychological Association APA Nov , Violence Violence is an extreme form of aggression, such as assault, rape or murder Violence has many causes, including frustration, exposure to violent media, violence in the home or neighborhood and a tendency to see other people s actions as hostile even when they re not Certain situations also increase the risk of aggression, Opinion When Is Speech Violence The New York Times Jul , From the perspective of our brain cells, the latter is literally a form of violence Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, is the author of How Emotions Gun Violence Facts and Statistics Violence Prevention Good Violence, Bad Violence HuffPost Jul , C Violence drives government policy We re now engaged in an endless, Orwellian war against dark skinned, foreign evil The Washington consensus is the same thing as Violence Definition of Violence by Merriam Webster Definition of violence a the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy b an instance of violent treatment or procedure injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation outrage a intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force the violence of the storm.

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    1. An excellent book! I took a chance on this one because Gavin De Becker, author of "The Gift of Fear" and other books wrote the front cover blurb. I reread De Becker at least once a year. I can recall two instances where trusting my sense of fear kept me out of trouble.This book builds on the foundation of recognizing when other people mean you harm and goes into detail about what it really means to have to make the choice to defend yourself. The author spends a lot of pages explaining the differ [...]

    2. This isn't going to teach you how to defend yourself. You should take a self defense class for that. However, it will, perhaps, teach you a new way to look at violence, teach you a way to place yourself in the correct state of mind to be able to defend yourself. It might also show you how to distinguish between those situation where violence can be avoided and those where your only choice is whether or not to be a victim.My biggest concern is that the people who most need to understand this are [...]

    3. This book should be read by everyone, especially women. It will make you uncomfortable because it will force you to think of scenarios when you could be killed, but if you don't think of these scenarios how can you ever prepare for them. It's basically a guide to think like a criminal. Good for research (I'm a writer) but also essential as a human who can at any time be attacked by another human. Thank you, Netgalley, for the e-review edition of this book.

    4. Violence Is Rarely The Answer, But When It Is, It’s The Only AnswerIn WHEN VIOLENCE IS THE ANSWER, Tim Larkin aims to change our view of violence, and explain what we can do about it. The key is the right mindset + the right training. The author makes it clear that one must undergo specific, skilled training to really be handle a violent attack. It’s not enough to just “sort of” have an idea of how to respond; rather, your response must be automatic. It’s about turning your brain into [...]

    5. Few normal people perceive themselves as being a potential victim of violence, especially the type of asocial violence we read about with horror in newspapers. But, Larkin argues, if we find ourselves the targets of such violence, we must be prepared to respond with violence ourselves. We must combat our natural instinct not to resist when faced with true asocial violence in order to survive. Simultaneously we must learn to recognize social violence and avoid it whenever we can, even if it invol [...]

    6. A good introduction to make one think about what they would / should do in a life or death violent situation. The book differentiated the difference between social and asocial violence - an important distinction I hadn't properly considered previously. The only part of the book that I glossed over was how to actually attack, it's the type of material where reading it doesn't translate into being able to physically perform. I would look to an instructor-led class for learning that.As the author r [...]

    7. I'm a big fan of Tim Larkin and this was another useful book. He does a good job preparing everyone how to handle violence, but only when it's necessary to save your life. Well done Tim.

    8. What I loved most about this book is the way I view violence. The author, Tim Larkin, is completely correct in his view that violence is a tool, nothing more, just like a gun or knife or hammer. It can be used for good or bad depending on the person using it. As we change this mindset and receive the proper training to inflict injury if we find ourselves in an asocial violent situation, we will have the advantage to live another day. The most interesting chapters to me were the ones that talked [...]

    9. Truth is found in this bookTim Larkin does a great job analyzing and dissecting a topic which is controversial to most people. He clearly and professionally describes, in detail, the tool of violence and the differences of when you should utilize this tool. A great book for everyone and anyone who wants to fully understand self-defense and self-protection

    10. So much good stuff in this book. Good in the sense of vital information, not good in terms of happy and funny. Ever since I heard the phrase, Violence is Golden, I thought I'd found the counterpoint to the doctrine of non-violence that I had studied in my younger years, but always came away from with the question of can this really work? This book goes further into the statement the author makes in the very first sentence of the book, "Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is, it is the onl [...]

    11. In general I'd like to read books with no BS. If a books talk about the principle of a thing, that book has no BS. When Violence is the Answer is that kind of the book. First the author makes me rewire with the violence. This is a just tool and there is no "good" or "bad" attached to it. Second the author clearly distinguishes the "social" agression and the asocial violence and it is the latter situation when violence is the only answer. Third my asocial enemy will attack me with a very clear in [...]

    12. Saw the title and it drew me in. Written by former Navy Seal/self-defense instructor. The basic concept is that there are two types of violence: social and asocial. Social is the typical bar fight or bullying. While it can lead to serious injury, it is really about social hierarchy or theft and rarely about permanent injury. It can be avoided, de-escalated, or appeased. Asocial is terrorism, Columbine violence, and rape. There is no avoiding. So, this is the premise – to deal with asocial viol [...]

    13. I would advise everyone to read this. You may think you are tough and can handle yourself in a fight, but can you handle someone who is mentally prepared to kill you. The book sets about describing the different types of violence, the appropriate mind set, and target points to attack. Mentally you must be prepared ahead of time, prepared to respond with violence that will not just daze your attacker but rather inflict trauma. I'm a former Marine and have a different mind set than most, this book [...]

    14. I'm not an inherently violent person. I took time, when I was younger, to train in martial arts as well as boxing but I have always attempted to avoid violent conflict whenever I could. After becoming a dad, I decided that it was probably in my best interest to seek out some more information on violence considering it plays a role in almost every young boy's life.Several people recommended Tim Larkin's book to me and I wouldn't say it's a book for everyone, but it is definitely a book for anyone [...]

    15. Absolutely outstanding. Very clear, concise, balanced and yet extremely thorough. Provides simple principles one must internalize to get over one's natural reluctance to inflict serious harm on another, even if it is an asocial psychopath bent on your destruction. This book provides the "what do I do to defend my life?" answers when confronted with the type of killers that Dave Grossman has described in great detail in "On Combat" and "On Killing." I found both authors supplement each other exce [...]

    16. I really liked this book. It seems like an odd book to like but it was interesting to think about the mindset that is required in situations where you really need to defend yourselves and your family. I have used some of his ideas to help me get in a good mindset for sparring (not to inflict pain on another person but just to be able to fight and defend in the right situations). I think we all sit in a mindset of a victum and not wanting to hurt another person which is good but it is good to kno [...]

    17. I AgreeI live in the real world, not Hollywood's idea of the real. I'm old and fat, but what was written in this outstanding book made me realize I still had a chance in a fight for my life that I couldn't avoid. I agree wholeheartedly agree with his phylosphy on violence; avoid it if possible, but be prepared to win if needed. To quote a movie, "Get Midevil". Recommended, to all.

    18. Book was good. Worth reading to better understand the nature of Interpersonal violence.This was a good book at the beginning but ran out of gas. I liked the discussion about violence between people and how to read certain situations. As the author notes, this is not a book about the technical aspects of fighting but, rather, a summary of concepts that can be used to inform those parties who may encounter violence on action.

    19. Principle-based actions for life when death threatensPurposeful principles for practicing peace after clearly understanding the difference between asocial violence and social aggression and subsequently owning one's capacity for rapid and wise determination of when to de-escalate or when to employ life-saving effective violence.

    20. There was a lot of "why", a fair amount of "what", and the book convinced me that I'll need professional training for the "how". The book doesn't advocate martial arts training and I'm not a martial arts expert, and I understand the point of shortfalls of martial arts but it convinced me that either martial arts or self defense training from a professional is needed to execute this philosophy.

    21. If ever you think you want to be able to defend yourself. this is the book that puts you in the mindset to be able to protect yourself. It's not an argument for violence. It is simply an acknowledgement that real self defense will include violence and you need to be mentally prepared for that. Great read.

    22. I won a copy of this book.There may be times in life where you need to defend yourself. This is a good book to pick up, so that you can prepare yourself for that moment (whether or not you ever have that moment). I'm glad I've read this book and plan to recommend it to my friends and family.

    23. This was a compelling read, so much information I had never really considered before. I highly recommend it.“I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense, I call it intelligence.” - Malcolm X

    24. This is an important book, when that every law-abiding person should read and absorb its lessons. The unthinkable can happen, and the Boy Scout motto applies; be prepared.

    25. Informative. Makes one appreciate what they can do in an asocial life-threatening situation, and how to tell the difference of social and asocial situations.

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