« The world is big, and chaos is the soul of violence : but humans are the monkeys who must find a pattern. If we can’t find one, we will make one. A life story is one metaphor for the pattern we find and create. You could call it a « reality map » just as easily, the picture we hold in our head of how the world works. It is the same – a picture of ourselves or the world often many steps removed from the reality ».
Sgt Rory Miller – Meditations on Violence, A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence, Boston (USA), YMAA Publication Center, 2008 – 203p. p.169