On Wolves, Sheep, and Sheepdogs

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    Den Beste wrote on the same topic a few years ago, though this is good:

    http://hobbes.ncsa.uiuc.edu/onsheepwolvesandsheepdogs.html
     
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    I always have liked this analogy.
     
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    Probably because of just how much truth is in it. I figure I'm a sheepdog, when it wasn't allowed. So I'm just an agressive lamb? :laugh:
     
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    However do you hide that double-barrel twelve guage in church?
     
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    I've been thinking of taking up shooting for relaxation. My brother thinks it might do me good. :laugh: I've always hated guns, though strong believer in 2nd amendment, my temper is not always under control. :dev3:
     
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    Taking up shooting and owning a gun are related, but different things. If you do not believe you have the temperment to have a loaded weapon around you, my advice is don't. That doesn't mean you can't go the range with someone who owns a gun and shoot.

    I WILL say this though ..... that loaded weapon changes EVERYTHING. In it, you hold the power of life and death in your hand, and the responsibility, for those who have a conscience, is quite sobering. You can't put the bullet back in the gun once fired. It was the best therapy for controlling my temper I ever had.
     
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    So says the wonder bro! :laugh: I'm feeling safer on the temper thing, the ex has stayed away for nearly 3 years, with only an occassional phone call to ask if I'd like 'to get together', his having made 'a mistake and all....' :rolleyes: Somehow that is not tempting, not to mention it would screw up my real relationship. :mm:

    While I get teed off at my kids or dad, even an occassional poster, no desire to make them 'gone,' in THAT way!

    I think you might be right, some share of control might be good.
     
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    I NEVER said it worked on "ex's". :firing:
     
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    I too always liked that analogy.
     

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