During a traumatic experience such as an accident, disaster, crime victimization, or the Lakers repeatedly losing games, dissociation can help a person tolerate what might otherwise be too difficult to bear.
My trainer (let’s call him Coach) is a pretty nice guy, all things considered. That is, until we step into the gym. I can almost see the transformation from “pretty nice guy” to “trainer from hell” happen as he crosses the threshold of the gym. He does not allow me to talk because he says I complain too much. What is that about?
What value would you attach to talent? What price would you be willing to pay someone for their dedication? How about for your intensity and even plain old ability? Seriously…take a moment and think about this.