When you’re a child getting into fights were some what the “norm”. If someone hit you, you would hit them back or if someone disrespected your mother, you were ready for war. At what point do you realize that physical contact changes nothing?
In school, if you fight you will get suspended or even expelled. It’s not worth it but as a child you are not mature enough to grasp that.
On your job, if you fight you can get fired and potentially get arrested. I don’t know about you but if that’s a place where you get your income to eat and pay for your place of living, I’d think twice about knocking someone out.
Lastly, fighting in your neighborhood/community. Now that the internet is filled with fights, are you sure you want to be amongst them? Some of you have children, do you want them to see you in a police car due to assault charges? Some careers that people have can result in the lost of certain licenses or certifications once you’ve been arrested… Is it worth it?
It’s all pride my friends. You feel if someone disrespects you that they should be taught a lesson. If you are not in harms way or feel physically threatened, walk away.
At the end of the day, people talk and words do hurt but be smarter and better. No matter how many times you go to battle, that opinion of your enemy never changes. He or she will still call you all the names under the sun even if they have a black eye.
Be better, do better….Walk Away