i can’t stand megathreads – no one reads these! no one wants their posts banished there!

  • @[email protected]
    link
    fedilink
    011 months ago

    And I still go out my front door and walk amongst strangers bigger than me.

    The question is do you wear your seatbelt.

    Also have you ever been jumped? Ie did you ever get into a fight with a stranger with no squaring up or indication a fight was about to start? Have you ever lost one of those?

    Because I’ve lost fights too. Never bothered me in the slightest. But a fight I didn’t choose, that’s a whole new thing.

    • @SCB
      link
      111 months ago

      Yes I was bullied til I had my big growth spurt when I hit college. I have most definitely been jumped

      • @[email protected]
        link
        fedilink
        0
        edit-2
        11 months ago

        How did you survive it? In my case two other strangers were there to pull him away. Otherwise I would have been dead or a vegetable. All I could think in that moment while he kicked my head repeatedly was that I was gonna end up in the brain trauma ward I had worked in. I’d seen those guys recovering and it was horrible.

        Did your attacker just rough you up a little then stop? Did someone else save you?

        • @SCB
          link
          111 months ago

          Depends on which fight you’re talking about. All of the above for me, including people pulling someone off. I’ve also been the guy pulled off a downed person.

          Most people won’t be trying to kill you. Anger vents quickly

          • @[email protected]
            link
            fedilink
            011 months ago

            So if you have been in a situation where a stranger jumped you, and you would have died if not for the chance intervention of some strangers, how in the world are you okay with just letting that happen next time it happens? What if next time there’s no one to save you? Your plan is to just let your life end there?

            • @SCB
              link
              211 months ago

              I do not believe it is likely enough to happen that I feel the need to defend myself with a weapon at all times.

              My life isn’t ruled by fear. This is my original point here.

              • @[email protected]
                link
                fedilink
                010 months ago

                My life isn’t ruled by fear either. Perhaps for you, carrying a weapon would be accompanied by fear. For me it’s not.

                • @SCB
                  link
                  210 months ago

                  Ok