@MzAsh You're awesome! 💪
That’s my girl :)
I love this. ❤️
Gwen’s a fantastic person
<3 <3 <3 <3
@Jamie05rhs thank you. I did what I had to to keep her safe.
Look at you kitty
@WowwGirl thank you 😊
In that particular case, it was outside a night club and I came out to a crowd gathered along with a dozen guys brutally kicking a man repeatedly in the head and a woman spooning him from behind trying to protect him so they were kicking and stomping on the back of her head. All the nightclub security was out there but they didn't want to intervene which confused me along with the bystanders just watching.So I approached the gang leader and told him they already made whatever point they wanted to make. They've won already. I was really just hoping to talk them out of it.But then they all turned on me and basically kicked my ass and I took the worst beating of my life: they fractured my hands, broke my right arm, lost two teeth, fractured ribs, concussion, broken ribs. But I bought enough time away from the couple just getting my ass kicked to the point where the police finally arrived.On the upside, the nightclub staff there watched me and when I returned, I got free lifelong VIP access. The owner was so impressed that I took on the entire gang by myself along with the security so the owner even offered me a job working security at the nightclub even though I'm only 173cm and can't actually fight very well.Still, ever since I recovered in the hospital, I never quite felt right. It left some permanent damage in terms of how I think and feel.
You might want to ask the police or the district attorney about the victim-witness program. This is a program for people like you that provides free medical and psychological treatment. It sounds like that might help you.
It was actually in Japan when it happened and the Japanese unfortunately don't take psychology all that seriously. We had the legal proceedings though together along with the couple and I at least had the hospital treatment covered. The couple was very grateful to me and wrote me a very nice letter and got me flowers at the hospital. If I got PTSD, I don't think I have a serious case of it. It's just like things are a bit off there.
I understand. Thank you for what you did!
What a selfless thing to do.
@loves2learn I actually thought that was the decent thing to do and maybe why I got some screws loose after. What bugged me so much is that no one else intervened, not even the huge security guards (although the night club staff did call the police). Then I intervened but when I was getting so beat up, no one else did the same for me. I thought there were more good samaritans among us than that. I thought what I did was normal and just decent, not exceptional.
@loves2learn My idea of humanity before that incident is that ordinary people can do immoral and callous things but because they navigate a lot of grey areas where it's hard to tell exactly what is right and wrong. So they become a bit corrupt through the process. I often had difficulty in those grey areas where it's hard to tell exactly what is right and wrong. But I thought when presented with a situation where it is so obvious like in my context, or when a building is on fire and the firefighters are too far away, that most people would do the obviously right thing and jump into the burning building. This incident sort of shattered all my optimism and faith in humanity that way. It made me extremely disappointed with people overall.
[...] and jump into the burning building [to rescue someone inside].
@turbokid I get that. I don’t blame you. You are a special minority. I studied this in college. 80% of people in tough situations freeze. It’s not that they aren’t good samaritans it’s that their brain shuts down and freezes them in the tough situation. Only 20% of people have the wherewithal to act. I’ve been trained in CPR for nearly 25 years so I’m confident if a situation where it was needed arose I would act as I am trained. But in a fight like that, I wouldn’t have the slightest clue what to do.
@loves2learn I'm rather impulsive and reckless in hindsight. There are lots of bad qualities I have that accompanied the good of that one incident. :-D I was a sponsored vert skater when younger (X-Games sort of stuff) and a bit of an adrenaline junkie so maybe I'm a bit biased that way. I might have confused people just freezing the way you described with immorality. I thought at least the big security guys who worked at the nightclub could have intervened and helped me there. Well, it's not like I was disappointed by what I suspected of what was going in the minds of those who didn't intervene, since I don't know. I was just disappointed that they didn't, even if it was because they panicked. It taught me that the world can be such that someone, even a woman, can be getting stomped in the head out in public by a large group with very few people willing (or capable?) of doing something about it.
@loves2learn Also maybe there is something slightly sexist about my thinking patterns but it especially bothered me that they were beating on a woman, stomping her head into the pavement while blood was gushing out of her face. I have seen guys get their asses kicked but not girls in this way and not by a dozen big guys when she's already down. Maybe it is a bit sexist but I think a man beating on a woman this way is worse than beating on a man. But I especially never expected to find an entire gang of men beating on a woman this way in such a brutal way.
@turbokid I don’t think that is sexist at all. In fact I think it’s very noble you came to her rescue. It says a lot about your character. ❤️
@TurboKid You are a true hero.
@Jamie05rhs Cheers! But sometimes I think it's like we just live long enough to become a villain after. I seem so callous now about things. I wanna be nicer but it's like I care but I don't. I've split into two personalities since that incident and the one is the former me and the other one just crops up here and there but doesn't care about anyone and anything and wants to set the world on fire.
@TurboKid You will never stop being a hero for as long as you live. Your legacy is enshrined in stone.
@Jamie05rhs Cheers and thanks!
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Thank you for your service, sir.
Wow!! That's awesome!
@Jamie05rhs Thank you 😇
Great job! 😎
@Jamie05rhs thank you sir
You are welcome!
@msc545 what is yours?
Saved a man from drowning in the ocean
Wow awesome congratulations
@WowwGirl proud of you girl. You’re damn good at what you do.
@Gwenhwyfar thank you dear
Why did you move, and where did you move to?
Well I wanted to get away from my crazy parents when I was 16 and moved to a small town in texas. Plus I can get more land for cheaper here
Oh, ok. Good luck.
I saved a person from drowning in the ocean.
Very nice :)!
Thank you! It was very gratifying to be able to help like that.
Nothing like saving a life.
I was lifeguard so i saved a few.
I couldn’t do the lifeguard bit, I hate the ocean but in a lake I could. Wouldn’t mind saving someone, just haven’t succeeded yet. Good on you two! :)
My Coast Guard days stateside had a few of those too. It's why I joined.
I was a pool lifeguard and pool manager. :)
Lake or ocean lifeguarding would be crazy stressful. I like the predictability of a pool.
Nothing wrong with that :)
@msc545. Mad props to you, sir. You have my deepest admiration and respect.And @DaveToo same to you.And you, too, @loves2learn! I was a pool lifeguard as well. I wouldn't have been able to guard the ocean. That was WAY above my pay grade! Lol.
@Jamie05rhs sammme. No way I could do an ocean.
It wasn't really my job. But I was sailing and we saw a guy in the water much farther out than was reasonable.
@msc545 Good eye!
@Jamie05rhs As sailors good vision is important...