Some really good advice on why you don’t want to look like a SHEEPDOG!, you want to look (and act) like everyone else who’s around you.
Without a doubt, none of us want to look like prey. That is all too readily apparent. But do we truly want to look like a predator?
Before you answer yes, think about this. In the wild, if you are a predator, are you immune to attack? Obviously not. So who is attacking? Other predators! And sometimes, that other predator may be the apex predator of the area.
I learned this lesson early on in life as a small, skinny kid with glasses who went to rough high school. Want to get beat up? Make yourself noticeable to those who are doing the beating up. Learning how to live your life as an armed citizen the same way you did as an unarmed citizen while applying the Farnam Rule is what our goals are, not walking around with a chip on our shoulder, asking people to labe our molons*.
Bottom line: If you make yourself a target, don’t act surprised when you get shot.
* Or is it molon our labes**. I took Spanish, not Greek, so I’m not certain on this.
** My Mac keeps autocorrecting “molon” to “moron” and “labe” to “label”, a fact that I find endlessly humorous, and somewhat appropriate…