We have become fixated on developing more and more solutions without getting deeper and deeper into defining and exploring the problem itself.

This is quite a neat way of avoiding the difficult, challenging reality of what real world violence is and of staying in a comfort zone of mental masturbation of collecting more technical solutions.

Probably because it makes us feel like we are doing something about the problem (not that we are really clear about what it is) whilst feeding our egos and acquiring more “stuff”.

It’s time to get to grips with the problem and define the what who where when why of real world violence and then, as Rory Miller suggests, “let the context define the strategy and the strategy the technical solutions” (paraphrase) rather than the other way round.

More info:

Rory Miller interview


Rory’s blog http://chirontraining.blogspot.com

Rory’s book http://chirontraining.com/Site/Writing.html

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