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Why fight with no reason?

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Whats the deal with all the fighting in todays society? I always hear about people getting into brawls over stupid reason. I mean are words really enough to cause violence. She said this, or he said that, so I hit them. (thats just dumb) I've studied Karate, and Boxing my whole life and I was always taught that fighting is a last resort. Used to defend yourself or others. Not to express your anger. In some places around this nation its become a status symbol. I just don't understand. Someone please explain. Why do people fight over dumb shit? Is it really worth it?
 

meh_it_all

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I used to know this guy. Who was always looking for a fight ('oh that guy just gave me the evils, I have to go smack him one')

What the hell? i know where your coming from i know alot of people like that unfortunately :redface:

Also.. the shameful thing, is there are alot of 'townies' in the London area. Who look for fights... I'll be walking along...and of course i dress 'differently' so they go for me :confused: what?!... What is the world coming to?...

But i definately i understand. People need to go back to TALKING to each other. Not grabbing their necks.
 

Fire_ze_Missles

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Dude I can say I have successfully scraped one whole time in my life. And that is only because the fucker punched me in the face. I was inquiring as to why he was talking behind my back (of course, I don't fight much like you, as it is dumb), and he straight up hit me. Caught me by surprise, but I came back with a leaping tackle, sat on him, and pummeled away.

But yeah, if you go to bars and stuff, you see drunk bastards fight each other for merely brushing into one another. Fighting is definitly gay.
 

Signify

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People have been fighting forever, and its a damn shame. Violence only begets violence. Although, words do seem to have a power over some poeple. What we all need to do is take a little down time, resolve the shit, and get over it. I only fight if need be, and that only happend about 5 times and was anavoidable. Of course drunks are going to fight, can you really imagine having a verbal battle with someone who cant string 8 words together?
 

swizeguy

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Yes you would think that with the "advanced" society that we live in that we would be beyound fighting as a means of solving problems. But if you think about it isnt a war in some way like a over sized (much) and very expensive fight.
Its sad to think that that is the way most people think they can solve problems...
Lukily i have never gotten into a fist fight. The most i have ever done is wrestled with some friends for fun. I have never tried to hurt someone because of something that has irritated me. Thats just stupid.
 

dookie

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Not your enemy said:
An act of aggression can only be suppressed by a greater act of aggression.
sounds like something Adolf Hitler would say
 

Sektor

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But he's right. Otherwise, they're gonna keep doing it. But if you fight back and beat their asses down, then they'll know you're nothing to fuck with, and they'll leave you alone.
 

dustinzgirl

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Taylor_Blade said:
Whats the deal with all the fighting in todays society? I always hear about people getting into brawls over stupid reason. I mean are words really enough to cause violence. She said this, or he said that, so I hit them. (thats just dumb) I've studied Karate, and Boxing my whole life and I was always taught that fighting is a last resort. Used to defend yourself or others. Not to express your anger. In some places around this nation its become a status symbol. I just don't understand. Someone please explain. Why do people fight over dumb shit? Is it really worth it?
It has quite a bit to do with instinct. Man is a predatory creature, we are like pack wolves. We defend percieved threats to our territory, our territory is an object or area that we claim as ours, and protect. Over time threats lessened, there are no more tigers threatening us nor bears nor wild boars. We evolved our thinking to include "self-perception" as a territory, taking the form of pride. Now, because there is less necessity to fight to protect, the senseless violence that occurs when two idiots in a bar box because one called the other a fag is merely a projection of our internal predatory desires to protect and defend our territory brought to the surface.
 
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dustinzgirl said:
It has quite a bit to do with instinct. Man is a predatory creature, we are like pack wolves. We defend percieved threats to our territory, our territory is an object or area that we claim as ours, and protect. Over time threats lessened, there are no more tigers threatening us nor bears nor wild boars. We evolved our thinking to include "self-perception" as a territory, taking the form of pride. Now, because there is less necessity to fight to protect, the senseless violence that occurs when two idiots in a bar box because one called the other a fag is merely a projection of our internal predatory desires to protect and defend our territory brought to the surface.
Very true. However, is it really nessecary? Does this instict make it right? I understand what you are saying and I agree. It is human nature, but I still feel there is no need for it, without a better reason than instinct. Does this make any since?
 

bigck3000

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i think it comes down to the question

Is man a slave to his baser emotions/instincts or can we use reason to solve our problems?

Although i dont like to say it, I think we are bound to our "instincts" tighter than we are bound reason. Another example would be sexuality. Males are driven almost exclusively by their urge to "pass on their genes"....most people believe that it isnt the case, they believe that it is the pleasure you get from sex and I agree that is one side of it...but if our current society found it acceptable to move from mate to mate and impregnate randomly without having to support the offspring, as it is in other primate species....they wouldnt worry about birth control. Do you think males consider ALL the aspects of sex before they do it? I dont.

nice post DG
I've never considered pride as a possesion.....fantastic post now that I think about it.
 

Punk Ass

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DG is right, even when women fight it tends to lead back to the gain of respect. i personally dont liek to fight. im not very good at it. i always use to get my ass beat in junior high school. everyone picked on me. but i always stood my ground and gained my respect for at least trying to defend myself. so after getting the shit kicked out of me a bout 8 times they ali finally left me alone.

other than that i think it is an act of stupidity and over emotional ppl. and I can only be blamed of it once. I knocked the shit out of my ex when i cought him with another chick. I felt justified and still do till this day