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


societyvs 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.

yogurt 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!