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Ppl say they would like this in that situation.
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24 / M / where you least e...
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Posted 6/3/10
okay, so i were out partying with some friends a few days ago, and they started talking about what they would do if they got in a fight (which is pretty normal when going to the city and partying)

well, they all of course said:"well of course i´d stand and fight with my friends" and they all nodded and agreed with him.

now, this is a pretty normal reaction, but i didn´t nod and they asked me why.
my answer:
"Well i dont know, i haven´t tried being in such a situation so i dont know what i would do.
everyone "Wants" to stay and fight but some just freezes or panics, so i have no idea"

they laughed abit at me, and called me a wuzz and stuff and were kidding around with it until we took home.
(childish yea:P)

the night after we went to a club, we drank and had fun.
but as we were leaving some guys came up to us and picked a fight with one of my mates.
we tried stopping them but they got violent, and soon enough it was a regular brawl.
two of my mates completely froze up in the middle of the brawl and were soon overpowered by the others, another of my mates ran away (lol we´re still kidding around with it, yea im childish too:P) and in the end it was only myself and my best friend (who they had picked a fight with) who were actually resisting them.

now my point is, people say they react in certain ways in certain situations, but how much can we rely on them?
this is a great example of excactly that, seeing as 3 of the 4 who said they stand their ground, just "wuzzed out".

what are your opinions?
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Posted 6/3/10
The most of the people are always acting tough, but there's a proverb : the weakest dogs are always the loudest. Or something in the lines of that.

My opinion is I'd run
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Posted 6/3/10
IMO even if you're gona get you ass kicked if it's for your friends or for your pride then go out swinging. Hell, fight dirty.

Dunno about you but if there's 4 of them and my friends run away I'm grabbing a chair. If you run away or call the cops or something like that it will just get worse. If you stick up for yourself and your friends and actually fight, even if you get wrecked, at least you've shown the others that you won't go down without a fight and it probably won't happen again.
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Posted 6/3/10
Most people, who have never had to deal with being in a fight, want to believe that they would go into Jean-Claude Van Damme mode when faced with a physical altercation. The reality is that a majority of people can't fight. And when Fight or Flight kicks in, their body tells them "This is not where you want to be." And it's often the overtly confident who are betrayed by their own arrogance. Someone, like yourself, who honestly says "I don't know what i'd do." Has thought it through, weighed the risks, in a sense readied themselfs for the potential of it happening. Which might take some of the sting out of a suddenly aggressive situation.

Fighting on the streets is dumb. I've had knifes pulled on me, i've seen people get stabbed, i've seen people get jumped by 5 times their numbers, wrecked while unconcious, lose an eye, chairs, bottles, tablelegs, sticks, trashcans, bats, knifes and even guns.
Walk away if you can, reason if you can't. When all else fails; Be first, hit hard, bail fast.

I not trying to be a hypocrite here. I train all week to fight, get in a cage and try to hurt another person. But there is a big difference between organised fighting between 2 people who have agreed to fight under a specified ruleset... And getting hit in the back of the head with a bat, and then curbstomped by 8 people. Is proving to everyone that you are man enough to take a beating worth potential brain damage and permanent disfigurement? If so, feel free to stand there and take the punishment.

Leaving your friend behind to fend for himself all alone would have been a shitty thing to do. So i can't fault you for trying to keep him from getting too serious of a beating. But it sounds like you got out of it without anything really bad happening.

Defending your friends, family or lover is something worth the risk. Would you lump your pride in with those?
Posted 6/3/10
Well knowing me, I don't like conflict at all or getting into confrontations. If I ever had to fight along with my accompanies, & they were getting injured, I'll try my best to do so or cause a diversion at least to get the jerk off of them. I wouldn't want to be a coward and watch them get harmed.
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Posted 6/3/10 , edited 6/3/10
yea, we we´re pretty lucky i guess, but the fight we´re stopped quite fast because it was just down the street from a club, the one who got most "damaged" in my group had a broken rib, so of course it hurts like shit, but nothing "big":P

dont get me wrong, im not one of those types who go to night clubs to get into fights, i dont like brawls either but well, what to do:P?

pride didn´t have anything to do with how i reacted though, it just felt like it was the right thing to do.
but as you said yourself i might have in some sense already readied myself for such a situation.
i dont know, but i dont regret what i did:P

i just find it a bit funny, all of my friends work out atleast 3-4 times a week, i barely do.
they are all "big" guys in looks, and thinking of em all saying they were gonna stand their ground and then most of them "wuzzing" out.

i suppose your right in what people "would like to be able to", but that just doesn´t count for anything when the situation is right there infront of you.
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Posted 6/3/10 , edited 6/3/10
hit and run then come back with a melted chocolate on hand telling them to get back and that have poo on my hand (but then again im just saying what i would like to do in that situation)

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Posted 6/3/10
Ahh bouncers got there fast then. :)

I've had a broken rib, that shit sucks. Had to fight for 6 more minutes with that fucking thing, definitely not the most fantastic handful of minutes i've had.
Breathing is not fantastic, you can't laugh, and if you feel a cough or sneeze coming on, you just pray that you might pass out for a few seconds. :P

Ahh so your friends are beachmuscle guys. :P
Muscle, although useful, does not make a warrior. Former UFC lightheavyweight champion Forrest Griffin wrote in his book "Got fight?" a short chapter called "The Devil Wears a Pocket Protector" About how his jock friends got into a fight with this tiny nerd. But how in the end they had to basically run away. As this kid, no matter how bad they beat him, just kept coming. And they realised that they had to kill him to stop him.

I've gotten to spar with a couple of these gymrats. Walking in, flexing, thinking they are ready to beat up people. Because "If i can lift all this weight, of course i can fight." Then just watching them pretty freeze up or panic the first time they take a shot to the face.
I'm not bashing on your friends. But i just see this "chest beating" attitude A LOT from fitness guys.

Just take comfort in the fact that now you know how you will react to the situation, and you got away without serious damage. :)
And you can poke fun of your friends.
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Posted 6/3/10 , edited 6/3/10
my friend with the rib came a party the day after, although he wasn´t drinking or dancing as he usually is.

maybe i should read that book:P

oh, and believe me i´ll make sure they don´t forget this night for a while:P
Posted 6/3/10
To be honest, I don't care for confrontation, and would rather not get involved. Of course, if the situation is completely unavoidable, then of course I'd fight for a friend; did it before, so why not again?



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Posted 6/3/10
I would stay depending on who i would be fighting against. If they are my size or maybe slightly bigger, i probably would. If they are huge compared to me, i would probably try to get my friend out of it. I'm not enough stupid not to run.
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28 / M / Mom's Pants, In Your
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Posted 6/3/10
I'll only fight him if he's on the ground, a few kicks, maybe a spit to the face.
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22 / M
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Posted 6/3/10
normal people would usually try there best to avoid a fight.
now in what movie did i hear that?
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Posted 6/4/10
I'd run and bring my friend with me cause like my health is more important than my pride. Lol Pacifist ftw.
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Posted 6/4/10
call the police..call to 999 is free for some reason u know..then i porbably will fight them cause i have been in that situation and i know that i wont freeze
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