Saturday, July 2, 2011

Game face: What do you present?

The power of a look is sometimes terrifying. In certain instances this is exactly what is hoped for. As I watch this video I am awe struck by its power. The intent of the one team is evident on the faces of both. Intimidation, fear, dominance is all there for us to see. I remember back when I was young and I knew that if I could create a certain 'look' that I may be able to keep certain individuals from hurting me. You see, most times fights are either won or lost way before anyone throws a punch. If you instill a certain unease or doubt in your opponent you may not even have to fight. This was a craft I came to perfect. The problem is, when developing such a strategy it is not so easy to turn on and off as needed, so I found myself being asked on many occasions, why are you so angry? The reality was in stressful or tense situations I subconsciously put on my game face, even though it was not called for. This talent/curse has been the bane of my adult life and I hope to one day get it under control. I dont doubt that sometimes it is needed, I just want to be able to determine when I put it on.

"Slowly all the roles we act out become our identity
And in the end we are what we pretend to be"_ Jerry Cantrell


Anonymous said...

(a) I love Jerry Cantrell

(b) I love the video

I agree with you here - life seems to be more about hiding who we are than about expressing who we are...thus we have the 'game face'. I think as men we tend to do this a lot, not wanting to allow people into the deeper parts of us lest we should be 'cut'.

ExtraO said...

I saw this 'game face' dance just the other night portrayed in the film Invictus. I don't think I have a game face... but I am a big fan of Cesar Milan and try to claim my space using calm assertive energy when walking through crowds. It totally works.

shrink on the couch said...

Really intense. I'm wondering if a group of 8 ladies on a tennis team can conjure the same effect?

The Constant Complainer said...

It's about time you came back to blogging, bro.

Have a great weekend.

Now let's get your wife to update her blog too. It's been way too long!