It is one of those clichés, either or, this or that. this is the very duality that plagues us and causes suffering.
We can never ‘fight or flight’ because in life, we are doing all of that and more all at the same time. There is never ‘or’, it is more like ‘Fight and flight and fight and flight and …’ Life is ‘and’, never ‘or’. because we allow the ‘or’ to take root in our psyche, we become self limited, self sanctioned.
There is so many realms in the mind that we have yet to explore, so have can we tell ourselves that we have only 2 choices? and after so many generations and million of years of evolution, it boils down to just 2 choices? if that is really the case, the we, humans are a pathetic lot.
We are explorers, animals mark their territories, even whales, whom travelled oceans, after all remained in the oceans. Humans, we are in the air, in the waters, on land, we take ourselves there with our imaginations, our minds, our determinations, not our ‘either or’.
So where we are under duress, that is where we really, really shine, fight or flight? that is too simplistic a response, some suggestions above and beyond that, make peace.