30 Day Challenge/Day 19: “Most Logical”
Spock would have been an amazing Martial Artist as Logic is an incredible area of Self Defense training. We use it to identify and practicing the use of favorable actions. We also analyze and refine our motions with precise angles of execution.
Often words like realistic and practical are used as if they are synonymous. They aren’t. Realistic is something that is based on real experience. It has level of being predictable and has a commonality. It is realistic to accept that there are dangerous people in our society. It is not practical to believe that everyone is out to get you. Practical is applicable and usable. It would be practical to consider the motive behind a person’s actions.
Logic describes something that comes from clear reasoning. … The adjective logical is rooted in the Greek word logos, which means “reason, idea, or word.” So calling something logical means it’s based on reason and sound ideas — in other words, thought out with analytical precision and removed from emotion.
For us (as defined by Mr. Hancock) Logic is the ability to determine what is “useful, unuseful and what is useless.” In other words choosing something known to work (having both the qualities of realistic and practical for that moment) would be logical. Understanding that an action is useful but not in this context would be recognizing an unuseful action. For example our arms are tied behind our back and we attempt to punch. Probably NOT a useful choice as it cannot be completed. Useless would be contemplating actions and/or choices that have neither realistic or practical aspects at this given moment. For example, again having our arms tied behind our backs and considering how we could use a gun. Even though there is not one immediately available regardless of our ability to hold, aim and accurately shoot.
As we train we consistently want to analyze our choices and actions through a logical frame work. Our experiences through logical analyzation give us needed information to transform actions that we have an uneasy feeling about to easier feelings and use. (See Day 5 & 6) We also want to continually determine if we can add greater precision to our motions allowing for greater effect while still minimizing any effort.