Reactive behaviour - although not always strongly encouraged - often is quite necessary to avoid bodily harm and protect us from danger. Reactive behaviour is mostly required when we find ourselves in a life threatening situation, especially ones when “thinking” (i.e. to respond) could cause serious harm.
- car accidents,
- being attacked,
- natural disasters, …etc.
Under the above circumstances, to react tend to save lives and may prevent “grave bodily harm”. However, under normal circumstances (i.e. not life threatening situations) and during everyday activities, reactive behaviour is best to be substituted by response behaviours.
The natural energy flow of a reactive attitude is to REACT to situations, events and circumstances without thinking about it first.