“Why is a caterpillar wrapped in silk while it changes into a butterfly? So the other caterpillars can't hear the screams. Change hurts”
Rory Miller is a writer and teacher living peacefully in the Pacific northwest of the United States. The author of a series of books including “Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence” and a few other things.
"Force is a form of communication. It is the most emphatic possible way of saying “no” and for years my job was to say "no" sometimes very emphatically, to violent people". I can make it sound more official, but in the end I was paid to go into volatile situations, usually alone and outnumbered to prevent inmates from preying on each other or attacking my fellow officers. That was the job which I have done from my west coast home to Baghdad.
So far, my life has been a blast, I’m a bit scarred up but generally happy.