Human beings behave differently in a hot state and a cold state. In a cold state, you have full control of your mind – your heart rhythms are consistent and you can think clearly and logically. In a hot state your body has released hormones, your heart rhythms are inconsistent, and your brain does not function so logically. Perhaps you have experienced someone insulting you, you got angry but couldn’t think of anything to say, and then five minutes later you thought of a couple of great comebacks that you could have said. Under stress, you did not react at your best. Self-defense situations usually happen in a hot state.
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