Controlling one's own destiny.
Well-known and well-thought-of firearms trainer Louis Awerbuck passed away this week.
I never met the man, but I’ve friends who knew him (like Tam and Rich). I have of course read his stuff for years.
There is something to be said for placing no dependence upon others, if that is your greatest fear (it is not mine). There is yet more to be said for going out on your own terms.
The freedom to decide how we meet our fate is ultimately what most of us who meet here and at my other haunts are talking about. No sane person wants to get into a gunfight. But nobody wants to have all of their options taken from them, either. Louis Awerbuck, it seems to me, made his career out of helping others to maintain their options.