“They were stunned, they were terrified, they panicked.” (48:6)
I remember in driver’s training, reviewing what to do when something unexpected happens. If the car goes into a skid, we learned to take our foot off the brake and pump the brakes gently, steering in the direction the car was traveling. I needed to unlearn this behavior when I bought a car with anti-lock brakes and learn instead to steadily keep my foot on the brake. The goal was to prepare us to make split-second decisions correctly, so we wouldn’t panic and freeze. There is no way to prepare for every unexpected event, but we can remember to breathe and think our way out of the situation the best we can.