Methods of worship however most people want to

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methods of worship; however, most people want to believe in goodness as a strong, central thread woven through life. A firm belief in goodness is so fundamental to respecting and making sense of life that those who have lost this belief are at risk of failing to treat themselves or others with basic human compassion and dignity. Unit leaders may have little interest in the nature and depth of their unit members' faith in God or their religious preferences, but leaders have ample reason to monitor and conserve their unit members' beliefs in goodness. IDENTIFY three core COSC functions can be compared with the broad tasks required to operate and maintain a warship in the fleet. In this metaphor:
Strengthen - Arming and equipping the warship for the specific mission to be accomplished before it gets underway; Mitigate - Continually providing the warship with the fuel, ammunition, lubricants, and other resources needed to operate, while keeping the ship well clear of storms, shoals, and other avoidable dangers; Identify - Closely monitoring every available indicator of ship functioning and performance to quickly recognize when something may have gone wrong and repairs may be needed. Just as with the operation and maintenance of a ship, the identify function involves more than looking, listening, and feeling for signs of possible breakage or wear it suggests anticipating these inevitabilities. Whereas "strengthen" and "mitigate" are activities to promote primary prevention, the core function of "identify" makes secondary prevention possible timely interventions may prevent small problems from becoming big ones. Narrator: The first three core combat and operational stress control functions can be compared with the broad tasks required to operate and maintain a warship in the fleet. In this metaphor, strengthening is like arming and equipping the warship for the specific mission to be accomplished before it gets underway; mitigating is like continually providing the warship with the fuel, ammunition, lubricants, and other resources needed to operate, while keeping the ship well clear of storms, shoals, and other avoidable dangers; and identifying is like closely monitoring every available indicator of ship functioning and performance to quickly recognize when something may have gone wrong and repairs may be needed. Just as with the operation and maintenance of a ship, the identifying function involves more than looking, listening, and feeling for signs of possible breakage or wear it suggests anticipating these inevitabilities. Leaders must identify not only the stress reactions, injuries, and illnesses experienced by their Marines, but also the day-to-day stressors they encounter so they can recognize occasions of high risk for stress problems. Whereas strengthening and mitigation are activities to promote primary prevention, the core function of identification makes secondary prevention possible timely interventions may prevent small problems from becoming big ones.

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