Peace and Love Jim, Peace and Love.
You’re right, most people don’t have to deal with violence and don’t understand what’s out there. The imagine what it would be like and then inject reasoning into unreasonable situations.
Add to that, they invest a lot of time and money into whatever they believe in. Its like a religion.
Unlike you and me and the others here, who only seek the truth – they will mindlessly defend what they do because they are compelled.
What shocks me are “experts” who have defended themselves using simple, gross motor skills and then have themselves convinced that they were able to do that because they practiced katas for the last 10 years. When in reality we know that they could have avoided all that if they just practiced the strike on a target for a few weeks.
We will fight the good fight and those who want the truth will find it.