by Teeka Tiwari
I once had a loaded gun pulled on me. (Actually, six guns were drawn. I’ll explain more later.)
When you’re staring down the barrel of a gun, all rational thought goes out the window. All you’re thinking is: “How do I survive this?”
I’ve only ever experienced a similar feeling to this once in my life…
It was when a stock I owned got crushed lower. I’m always shocked at how similar those feelings are. As far as my “reptile” brain is concerned, imminent death and financial ruin are the same.
Of course, they’re not the same… But when the spaghetti hits the fan, my rational brain can stop working.