Recently, I watched the West called Firecreek. It shows how humiliation can encourage men and women to perform heroic actions.
& # 39; Firecreek & # 39; was performed in 1968. It played James Stewart, who was involved in the role of Johnny Cobb, mostly a decent unit in the quirky town of Firecreek in a "tail yet nowhere".
However, he fails to take action when Bob Larkin's slaughter, arrested by Henry Fonda, curses the town on that day. Professor Broyles comes to a weekday service.
Cobb continues to tell him that what is happening and does is not really his business. After all, they will have to go soon. He tries to ride the fat pig & # 39; of compromise for most fate today.
Larkin also has to ride the same pig. Being a leader means everything for him. He leads but stoops to humor his men to sustain their support.
Two times, Norman and Earl, scare a girl in a creek, but they just put things by giving five dollars for a new dress. Later break the window into a local bar and offer five dollars to pay for the damage.
At the end of the film, Earl ends the town: "Is not nothing, five dollars will not take care of this town."
Preacher preaches two times by Earl. The sheriff asks him to leave. He goes to a meeting place, not the town. Cobb rejects his penalties:
"You do not tell anyone to leave town because he has bad behavior."
Later, a preacher is ready to ride on. However, his horse is so afraid of the earl's gunshot that he throws him heavily on his back.
Earl pretends to be sorry for what he has done and scares the preaching to forgive him by pointing to the gun when his friends return him. Ecclesiastically says: "No harm done."
Both the town and the sheriff are met and ready to turn the other cheek. The donors make full use of it.
After some horseplay, Arthur wishes a mentally disabled but brave deputy clerk, Cobb, if it's all right. Again, Cobb refuses to deal with the problem:
"They'll be coming soon."
That night, Drew, another outlaw, tries to rape the Red Indian mother. Arthur accidentally shot Drew in his back while trying to protect the woman.
Drew dies and the collar requires justice. Arthur is locked for his own protection. He asks why the price is not locked in his place.
He may be mentally disabled but he clearly sees the sheriff. A macabre crash is now taking place for Drew. He is appointed in a chair on the main street and most of the town will be forced to retrieve the funeral.
Cobb is not happy with what's happening. "In the morning they will be gone," says Mr. Whittier, one of the citizens. "Let it go, Johnny, let it go."
At that point, Cobb is called home to take care of his pregnant wife. Here he realizes he has settled for less & # 39; since he first came to Firecreek.
While he's away, Arthur is hanging from the offenders. Cobb has allowed a gang to humiliate the town and kill a brave young man.
Cobb realizes that Larkins in this world are all companies. If everyone stood by them, they would not have any place to go. Arthur had done what he could, even though he had little to do with it.
Cobb is patient and humiliated at this point, but his humility now inspires him to take immense action. He does not want more half measures and is determined to destroy a gang and restore pride to the town.
He threatens to monitor attacks and see them hanging. Larkin shoots him in the leg and tells him to worry about his leg will slow him down. "Larkin later delays this half-piece:" One is worth shooting, one's worth killing. "
Cobb staggers after the store to get a gun, he has realized that:
"The day you decide not to face the world is the day he's better to get out of it."
Cobb Norman and Earl kill against all odds and faces of Larkin. Larkin gives him the opportunity to live by compromising.
Cobb is well beyond compromise and no longer feels his life. He fought to load the gun knowing that Larkin could kill him at any time. At this point, brave citizens of town Larkin sketch. Cobb works the day with his help.
Imagination could of course turn him into the shadow of his former self mt of memories of what he had not done. Instead, he urged to become a hero for his two sons and the town as a whole.
The film is a fiction, but it's based on how people use a little excuses to hide themselves from actively taking action. However, humiliation can always help the good kids discover the actual self and take bold and heroic action. Cancellation can have this effect in real life and in the movies.
Jim Rohn talks about the day that changed his life when he was humbled by not having enough money to give a girlfriend who collected for charity.
He was encouraged by this incident to become a millionaire who could then give rich to the next girlfriend he met.
Advertisers know how to tap into the encouraging power of humiliation. Any experience of humiliation, whether imaginary or actual, can bring people to buy products that help them overcome the feeling of humiliation.
Famous commercial game on memories of humiliation we all have. Something like this:
"They laughed when I sat down to play the piano, but soon stopped laughing when they realized I could play."
Such ads that remind you of the actual or imaginary time when you were tired and laughed can move you to buy a course on how to play the piano or something else.
The famous Charles Atlas ad showed poor weakness with sand kicked in his face with a young, muscular bully who goes away with the girl.
Many weak young men joined this and bought the course. I was not particularly ill at the time but I bought the course anyway!
The Karate Kid movie was built around the child's humiliation at the beginning of the film when he landed on the beach in front of his girlfriend.
He continues to study karate talent from a wise mentor.
Or this is just an experience found in fictional films. I have students who have come to the martial arts group after being bullied and humiliated in front of their friends and family.
They are usually very determined and highly motivated. They work hard and rarely lose a lesson. Sometimes others come to their protection!
Discouragement can create a turning point in the lives of individuals and even whole nations. Romans never forgot his sympathy after Hannibal after crossing the Alps and conquered his bombing a few times.
They did not sleep until his hometown in Carthage was razed to the ground and Hannibal himself was fired and forced to commit suicide as an old man.
Athletes who are humiliated with defeat and loss of reputation like Italy were in 2006 may be well, like Italy, continue to become world champions.
Boxers love it when their opponents boast that they will work easily. Those who are humiliated for battle can easily win victory.
We can all count on the encouragement of humiliation. Next time you or I are described as useless with some talent, we could use humiliation to become masters of that skill or at least develop other skills that we are more likely to.
I have recently heard of teachers who gave up their jobs after finding out in short. This was a final humiliation. He is now in another job that he enjoys and who pays much more.
He used the power of humiliation, not to improve his teaching skills, but to find a job that he could flourish in – humiliating empowerment
. Withdrawal can give us energy and a great decision or it can damage us. Luckily, we can choose whether to use the energy constructively or to waste it by being forgiven for ourselves.
We may still need to maintain a raw energy sympathy by reminding us of events when we were hililated or the deceitful ones, making us worthless.
We might even imagine possible humiliation that has not taken place and use these imaginary scenes from the future to inspire us today. Make humiliation of your friend and not your destruction.