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originally posted by: primespickle
a reply to: Substracto
As a race of people, we shouldn't attempt normalize violence.
Violence is something that can easily escalate. It may start off as something simple like a basic on-on-one fight, but quickly turn onto a mob. Over time people will be desensitized to hurting others and it'll make them less empathetic overall. I don't know how that is good.
I've plenty of physical reminders
originally posted by: Substracto
a reply to: GoShredAK
You said something, that is very important, the duality and filtering of behavior!
"I'm an empath who cries during freaking sad or happy commercials. I hate violence, I can hardly stand to watch it. I'm not into razzing. All the street fights I've been In I just end up feeling really bad for being a jerk. (even in defeat)
Put me In the cage though......the lights come on. Pure aggression, sweat, and blood. It's thrilling."
You can be more than one way, an empath and a fighter, just as in the old days, some warriors were writers or poets.
originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
Yep men are absolutely emasculated. There was a time where it was perfectly acceptable for 2 guys to settle a disagreement by banging out, shaking hands afterwards, putting it behind them and laughing about it afterwards. Most of us were probably raised this way and it served us well. Not the most intelligent way to resolve disputes but it worked.
These days young men are frightened, isolated, protected from the world with fragile egos and avoid pain at all costs which leads to entire gangs of afraid manchildren stomping out a person, using weapons and generally finding their worth in a group as opposed to having any confidence in themselves.