Deep Salsa Survival.

15 Nov

The following references are from:

by Laurence Gonzales ».

A book about real life survival stories.

Chapter One: “Look Out, Here Comes Ray Charles”, Page 37:
“… Experienced travelers in the wilderness and people who engage in risky activities understand … they “displayed that quality which is perhaps the only one which may be said with certainty to make for success, self-control.” How well you exercise that control often decides the outcome of survival situations. Whether it means making a split-second decision while scuba- or skydiving or keeping your head while stranded in the wilderness, it is the most important skill to take along. And with more and more novices going into the wilderness for fun, the severe penalties that come with a failure of control are becoming evident in the increasing number of search and rescue operations that are launched to save them or recover their bodies. …”

Chapter One: 'Look Out, Here Comes Ray Charles', Page 37

In the salsera wilderness, a salsa gigolo is exposed to mental, physical and emotional risks. In the early days, his ego will be tested severely by beginner’s hell. If his will is strong, he may face physical exhaustion from addiction to succulent salsera succubi. If he escapes physical injury, he may become emotionally challenged by relationship salsera. If he survives, he may emerge to find a tenuous balance between succulent salsera succubi and celibacy. Self-control seems to be the key to deep salsa survival.

Chapter Eight: Danger Zones, Pages 126-127:
“… One of the things that kills us in the wilderness, in nature, is that we just don’t understand the forces we engage. We don’t understand the energy because we no longer have to live with it … Even when we’re told, even if we understand it at an intellectual level, most of us don’t embrace the facts in that emotional way that controls behavior.

The environment we’re used to is designed to sustain us. We live like fish in an aquarium. Food comes mysteriously down, oxygen bubbles up. We are the domestic pets of a human zoo we call civilization. Then we go into nature, where we are least among equals with all other creatures. There we are put to the test. Most of us sleep through the test. We get in and out and never know what might have been demanded. Such an experience can make us even more vulnerable, for we come away with the illusion of growing hardy, salty, knowledgeable: Been there, done that. …”

Chapter Eight: Danger Zones, Pages 126-127

Ecosystem, empenada stand, wilderness, aquarium. Salsa is a salsa gigolo’s environment, but only one environment among many that he may inhabit. There is a risk of being too far consumed by one’s salsa environment. A salsa gigolo may believe that he too can breathe underwater, until he realizes that the salsa aquarium is but an aquarium within an aquarium. This is especially true when it comes to relationship salsera.

Chapter Ten: Inside the Right Stuff, Page 170:
“… A survival situation is a ticking clock: You have only so much stored energy (and water), and every time you exert yourself, you’re using it up. The trick is to become extremely stingy with your scarce resources, balancing risk and reward, investing only in efforts that offer the biggest return.

In survival situations, people greatly underestimate the need for rest … You should operate at about 60 percent of your normal level of activity, he explained, and rest and rehydrate frequently. If the weather is cool and you’re sweating, you’re working too hard. …”

Chapter Ten: Inside the Right Stuff, Page 170

One way to conserve salsa gigolomojo » is to stop asking. Stop asking for names, stop asking for numbers, stop asking for dances. This takes self-control. Listen to the music. Look around for a salsera who fits the music. Ask her to dance. Beware the temptation to ask a salsera to dance before the music starts. Further beware the temptation to ask a salsera for her name or number after the dance. A name is the first step down a slippery slope of succulent salsera succubi. If a succulent salsera succubi has her sights on seducing a salsa gigolo, there is very little his self-control can do at that point.

Chapter Thirteen: The Sacred Chamber, Page 220:
“… Countless survivors have reported the same thing: by developing a pattern and then fixing on nothing but making the pattern perfect, they were able to get out of seemingly impossible situations.

Chanting, for example, is a pattern that can alter consciousness and calm the mind. The military uses marching and songs to move troops and keep fatigue and emotions under control …”

Chapter Thirteen: The Sacred Chamber, Page 220

In beginner’s hell, a salsa gigolo lives by his salsa patterns. This is how he survives beginner’s hell. As he becomes acclimatized to the salsa aquarium, a salsa gigolo will develop overarching patterns for deep salsa survival. This is how he survives the salsera wilderness. Beyond the aquarium? Relationship salsera? Live by patterns. Recognize patterns. Blink ».
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