A coworker in IT, an ex US Marine, at one of my jobs asked to borrow my knife to cut zip ties in front of around 5 to 7 other coworkers. I felt somewhat betrayed. He knew that I carried and that my knives were for self defense only, yet thought I'd cough up my knife. I said no. He persisted and said he would not break the blade wherein I said, "I don't loan out my knives, and they are for self defense only."
I've got a few tacticool mall ninja knives....szabo folder, voyager xl, someone gifted me an socp etc. Can count how often I carry each on one hand. Though the Voyager XL is pretty handy to clip to a pack for a hike. Nice little folding machete for trimming back growth on hiking trails. But not something I'd whip out at a kids birthday party to open a toy.
yablanowitz wrote: ↑Sun May 10, 2015 4:37 pmAs a wise man here once said, "The only real weapon is your mind. Everything else is just a tool." The people who fear everything fear responsibility the most. They were raised to accept no blame, to take no responsibility for their actions, and they believe everyone else is just like them, to they can't blame the people who do bad things. Since it can't be the people, it must be the objects that are responsible.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:10 pmThat is so true.
How can I convince an anti knife person to be pro knife? What advice do you have?
bearrowland wrote: ↑Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:10 amI wish I knew. So much of the mindset is just ingrained from childhood on. I think the best thing we can do is just try to be the best knife ambassadors we can, and let the rest sort itself out. I think Chrisinhove is right about some of the issue too. It's a strange time we inhabit!
Have you ever considered being less forthcoming about your hobbies and conditions? Why would they need to know about either?my coworkers are afraid that because im bipolar and carry knives, im going to fly off the handle and hurt someone. Their statements hurt me, because they show ignorance of my condition and hobbies.
I agree with The Mastiff.
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