Better Judgement
By Moshe Katz
Israeli Krav International

December 15, 2015, Israel, twilight, time for change

Trust your gut feeling. We all have it, we are born with it, call it a gift from God, from nature, but we have it. Animals use it, we suppress it.

We call it our better judgment but usually that phrase is used when people say...I acted against my better judgement.

But why do we do this? Why do we fight our instinct, we know better! We as a people and as individuals act against our better judgement. We destroy ourselves.


We know we should not eat that extra donut, but we do. We know we should not have that last beer, we already had a few too many, but we do. We know we should not let our bills pile up while we max out on our credit cards, buy new cars and go on vacation, but we do. And then when the proverbial shit hits the fan we say, "I acted against my better judgement'.

We know we must stop certain political movements, we know we must evict certain people from our lives, but we do not. How many people stay in relationships that are totally destructive? How many stay with the abuse? How many remain victims?

We know the answers, we know what we should do, but...we act against our better judgement

We notice suspicious activities, we suspect that someone we know may be up to "no good", but we do not act.


Because it is more comfortable at this particular moment. It takes too much energy to do what we know, with our better judgement, must be done. It is too hard to turn away from that extra piece of cake or that bottle of beer.It is too easy not to take constructive action.

But those who do, those who act in accordance with our better judgement those become the leaders, the doers, the movers and shakers. It is they who build hospitals, it is they who create labor unions, it is they who make change.

It is the likes of Samuel Gompers, Henrietta Szold, Janusz Korczak, Haym Solomon, who make change. Those who rise up, leave the comfort zone, and take action, action that is in our better judgement, action to make this world a better place for all.

But there are many, many, many who wake up each morning with hate, and make no mistake, they are highly motivated. They will not eat that extra donut or drink that beer. They are busy training, to kill you!

Wake up, and act according to your better judgement.

Join a Krav Maga class, you know it is in your better judgement.

IKI Instructors worldwide.

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