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#339001 - 07/05/07 08:40 PM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: shorin-ji]
Jamoni Offline
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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 1514
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I'll go against the grain and say "Yes, you did the right thing." However, it was also the dangerous thing. Frankly, I think that if everyone chose "right" over "safe", this world would be far safer, but that's just me.

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#339002 - 07/10/07 03:27 PM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: shorin-ji]
Ironfoot Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 2682
Loc: St. Clair Shores, MI USA
Was it worth $10? Oh, hell yes. Many years ago I got to hit someone tring to break into my apartment and I still remember it fondly. Only now I'd pull him INTO the apartment where he'd REALLY get trashed!
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#339003 - 07/10/07 04:29 PM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: Ironfoot]
shadowkahn Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 234
*sniff sniff*

Why do I smell BS here?

Call me crazy, but your story doesn't ring true. For one thing you have entirely too much detail. I don't remember my fights that well unless someone was videotaping it and I get to review the instant replay before I talk about it - - and that's just sparring, when I'm not worried about the guy trying to kill me, and where the event was planned in advance.
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#339004 - 07/10/07 05:38 PM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: shorin-ji]
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Registered: 05/29/07
Posts: 53
Loc: Petawawa, Ontario, Canada
It is not a matter of right and wrong. It is a matter of what you can live with and what risks you are taking. I can say with full confidence that I would do ALMOST the very same thing. The difference being a stern "stay here" or "call the cops" to my girlfriend. SHE shouldn't be involved in any risks that YOU take.
That being said, can you live with someone exerting that much control over you in such a manner? Would you feel like less of a man or angry with your inaction? I know that I would be angry for my inaction. He likely won't do it again will he? He may pick his battles more carefully.
I will give you another situation that is simular. You draw your conclusion as you may.
I used to live in a bad area of town and one night my wife, our roommate and I heard screams from the neighbors house. When we looked we could see that the husband next door was beating his wife. I gave a stern "call the cops" and a "stay here" to my roommate and my wife and went next door to intervene. The door was locked, so I knocked to a rude reply (not worth printing here) so I kicked at the door which gave way. I then told the husband to get out, and that the police were on their way. He ran at me and after hitting me in the face I elbowed him in the jaw and grabbed him by the hair pulling him outside, kicking him in the back as I ejected him. Closing the door (what was left of the latch) I asked her if she was ok, apologized for the damage and told her I would pay for it, and awaited the police. When they stormed the house, loaded for bear, I recieved an hour long lecture about how "stupid" my actions were. I know that it was not smart, but I knew that I had to go. The same went with you. You knew that that kind of person could not be allowed to succeed. I protected that woman, you protected future victims of that man.
Not smart, no.
Kudos?
absolutely.
J
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#339005 - 07/11/07 09:24 AM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: shadowkahn]
Ironfoot Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
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Loc: St. Clair Shores, MI USA
Quote:

*sniff sniff*

Why do I smell BS here?

Call me crazy, but your story doesn't ring true. For one thing you have entirely too much detail. I don't remember my fights that well unless someone was videotaping it and I get to review the instant replay before I talk about it - - and that's just sparring, when I'm not worried about the guy trying to kill me, and where the event was planned in advance.




BS?? I swear on my mother's grave. And what detail did I go into? Perhaps I remember it because I haven't been in a fight (outside the dojo) since.
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#339006 - 07/11/07 12:18 PM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: Ironfoot]
Kimo2007 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 1057
Several basic mistakes.

First 11:30 at night, you don't chat with strangers about money period.

Second at 11:30 at night you don't allow anyone to be close enough to exchange money for paper.

Third (especially when with your GF) you don't pursue a crook on foot to retrive money or property.

You need to control your surroundings and protect your GF and yourself, this is application of common sense.

11:30 in the afternoon, I think it makes sense to be a little more open to a stranger seeking change, but never at night.

Either way, you don't chase a crook over 10 bucks.
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#339007 - 07/11/07 04:18 PM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: Kimo2007]
groundfighter Offline
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Registered: 05/29/07
Posts: 53
Loc: Petawawa, Ontario, Canada
If I use the common sense that everyone accepts, then I would agree with you that you are taking BIG risks chasing someone for $10. What I know in my heart is that my feeling of violation would carry on well past the date if I didn't give chase. At least if I did something about it, I wouldn't feel so violated.
J
PS- all valid points regarding controling your surroundings. Smart livin is what that is.
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#339008 - 07/15/07 08:39 PM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: shorin-ji]
Downsin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 52
it was worth it, fights are fun xD
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#339009 - 07/16/07 12:44 AM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: Downsin]
BrianS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 5959
Loc: Northwest Arkansas
Quote:

it was worth it, fights are fun xD




Spoken like someone who has never been in a "real" fight. Those who have tend to try and avoid them.

"clearly an idiot"
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#339010 - 07/16/07 12:55 AM Re: was it really worth it? [Re: BrianS]
Taison Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3629
Loc: BKK, Thailand
Am I the only one that thinks "fights" are just unnecessary risks?

-Taison out
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