Sometimes life throws you a fast ball and you either duck in time, smack it out of the way or get hit. I’m not too sure this is the right analogy or saying. I like to make those things up. But I am going with this. Your reaction is what you can control. Well, sometimes. But you get my drift. Perhaps.
By now many of you may have heard of all the tourist concerns in the Dominican Republic the last few months. Recently, Red Sox player David Ortiz was back in his hometown at a nightclub and was shot. Supposedly, ge was shot as a case of mistaken identity. Oops. Not good in any way. He was shot in the back Sunday night and the bullet went through his stomach. I can’t even imagine. Luckily he is recuperating back in Boston.
Tragedy aside, there’s an interesting video, that has been released, of the shooting incident. Mind you, I am one of those people who can never see the action in those fuzzy onsite videos. Thus, it was hard for me to fully see who was shot although the shooter was pretty clear. What fascinated me about the video was a guy who held onto his drink while everyone else around him ran for their lives. My question is does this guy have nerves of steel or he was too drunk to know what was going on?
I vote for the former. He seemed very aware and curious. But he was unmoved. That level of calm is amazing. It is something I want to channel in contentious situations.