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      You are walking down the streets and suddenly, a little boy no older than five hits you with a baseball bat hard on the back of your calf. You would have never thought that a kid could cause you so much pain. You look up and he is standing behind his dad laughing. It was his idea to hit you.

      If this really happened to you, you would probably be angry and have an urge to hit him back... but most of you probably wouldn't. But why the heck not, he hit you first right? Eye for an eye.

      What is the biggest repressor?

      Fear of jail? I mean, if you hit a kid, you would probably go to jail, even if he hit you first. If you are a minor too, then you have a chance of not going to jail but you would still have a hard time with the police.

      Fear of hell? Yep, the concept of hell has hunted people for ages. As has the concept of the purgatory, ask everyone who bought indulgences from the Pope (though they're dead by now). Yep, surely enough hitting a little kid will get you some time purgin'. What about non religious people. Yeah, there is always jail but...

      Fear of pain?
      The little kid's father looks like he's been hitting the gym...and he won't hesitate to hit you. So, maybe you should just sue them and hold back your anger, right?

      Fear of public opinion?
      You might get away with hitting the little boy, even his father if you are a black belt, but people will talk behind your back, and some people just hate that.

      I mean, it's not like this is the only case. Think of the last time you wanted to hit someone and didn't, or wanted to curse at someone but held your tounge. Why did you do it?

      Of course, there is always someone who doesn't give a major crap, but I'm willing to bet most people actually do.

      It's late and I can't think of anything else.
      When I'm at the pearly gates, this'll be on my videotape. Mephistopheles is just beneath, and he's reaching up to grab me. This is one for the good days, and I have it all here in red, blue, green... You are my center when I spin away, out of control on videotape. This is my way of saying goodbye because I can't do it face to face, I'm talking to you before... No matter what happens now I shouldn't be afraid because i know today has been the most perfect day I've ever seen.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zera View Post
      You are walking down the streets and suddenly, a little boy no older than five hits you with a baseball bat hard on the back of your calf. You would have never thought that a kid could cause you so much pain. You look up and he is standing behind his dad laughing. It was his idea to hit you.

      If this really happened to you, you would probably be angry and have an urge to hit him back... but most of you probably wouldn't. But why the heck not, he hit you first right? Eye for an eye.

      What is the biggest repressor?

      Fear of jail? I mean, if you hit a kid, you would probably go to jail, even if he hit you first. If you are a minor too, then you have a chance of not going to jail but you would still have a hard time with the police.

      Fear of hell? Yep, the concept of hell has hunted people for ages. As has the concept of the purgatory, ask everyone who bought indulgences from the Pope (though they're dead by now). Yep, surely enough hitting a little kid will get you some time purgin'. What about non religious people. Yeah, there is always jail but...

      Fear of pain?
      The little kid's father looks like he's been hitting the gym...and he won't hesitate to hit you. So, maybe you should just sue them and hold back your anger, right?

      Fear of public opinion?
      You might get away with hitting the little boy, even his father if you are a black belt, but people will talk behind your back, and some people just hate that.

      I mean, it's not like this is the only case. Think of the last time you wanted to hit someone and didn't, or wanted to curse at someone but held your tounge. Why did you do it?

      Of course, there is always someone who doesn't give a major crap, but I'm willing to bet most people actually do.

      It's late and I can't think of anything else.
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      Fear of jail - Not really, hitting a little kid won't do any good, plus they are to young to understand what they are doing, so no.

      Fear of hell - My parents are Catholic, I don't know if I am, but I do believe in God. I personally believe 90% of use who believe in God will go to purgatory for short and long periods of time. I find it near impossible to die with a perfect record and a free ticket to heaven. But purgatory, even though it's supposed to painful, is well worth a gauranteed eternity of heaven.

      Fear of pain - If the guy can bench like 400 lbs, I'm not even going to go over and talk, I'll just walk. His father obviously wouldn't give a shit if he saw the entire thing happen and didn't punish his kid. I'd rather save myself the embarassment when it comes to "well what are going to do?"

      Fear of public opinion - Yes

      It's a toss up between 3&4 for me.

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      knowing what I could become if I did act on my shadow
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      Yell at the kid... Tell his dad on him watch his dad cause him pain.

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      You would have never thought that a kid could cause you so much pain. You look up and he is standing behind his dad laughing. It was his idea to hit you.
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      he wont punish his kid if he told him to do it.....

      anyway...
      knowing me I'd want to clock the kid AND the dad in the side of thier heads... but that wouldnt happen. I would just walk away and be pissed of for a half hour or so.


      I had a encounter like this:

      in study hall last year a kid would poke me with a pencil .........many times......which pissed me off becasue it hurt, it would occasionally make me jump, and i wouldnt be able to sleep.(this is one of those scumy ass kids who wouldnt give a f**k if he failed high school 10 times) I neglected to tell the teacher because it was the end of the year, if he gets detention he'll start again anyway, and its not like I have many friends to lean back on if he has some other scumy possy or gang or somthing like that....
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      I don't know about no one hitting the kid. I think most people probably would without even thinking about. It would just be a reaction. If you had time to stop and think about it though, most people probably wouldn't.

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      If I got hit with a baseball bat, I don't know if I'd have a clear enough head to be angry.

      But it's an interesting question. You let people dominate you, even when they laugh at you for letting them do so. I don't think I would have harmed any of them, because I don't know if I would have been been angry enough to allow myself to lose temper. Calling the police would be a better idea.

      But, when it all boils down to it, subconsciously I think I would pick the fear of pain. We easily let others dominate over us, and when they do and we let them, I think fear does play a role. And the public opinion, of course. What if you fail? Everyone wants to be invisible, you know. That's why we live in cities..

      Anyhow, good point. And I'm ashamed of my own cowardness. We all should be. BUT - as Keeper said - acting on your shadow is not a good idea. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't enforce civilization. After all, it's a tough world, and self-esteem is also a part of nobility.
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      And what would I supposed to do? To hit the kid back in front of his beefy dad? It'd be useless, the dad would probably be even more facked up.
      Several harsh words and curses from my mouth would be inevitable.
      I'm tired being sorry.

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      I think it'd be different asking a guy this and then asking a girl this, so I'll offer what I'd do.

      After falling to the ground, gritting my teeth, and trying to get my wits, I'd talk with the dad. If he put his son up to this, he does not deserve to be a father and I would do what I could to get that kid away from him. If the guy tried to leave, I would go after him until I got the answers I wanted. And if I didn't get them, I would inform the police of everything that happened. If he tried to get into a fight with me, I would do my best to defend myself and to eventually restrain them until I could get help.

      I would not retaliate on the kid. If it was a teen, I'd probably find a way to get them into psychiatric counseling (and/or a juvenile detention center) because there's probably some agression issues and what not. But kids give me hope for the future. They haven't completely grown into the person they're going to be, and they can be taught that wacking someone in the knees is not something one is supposed to do.

      I'd do the same thing if it was a mother.

      EDIT: Oh, no more than five... see above. And if it was my kid and they hit anyone, I'd make sure that they have a little bit of trouble sitting down. Not much, but some discomfort.

      And to answer the question, "What holds you back?" I'd have to say a fear of causing the child more harm. And as for not attacking the parent, why perpetuate the violence? Aware of the danger, I would keep them from hurting me again, but at most I would try to restrain them, even if it meant breaking a leg or whatnot.

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      If the kid didn't know any better I would tell him to back off, and just walk away, obviously the dad wouldn't touch me. The main reason for me walking away would be my fear of pain or dentention centre I suppose.

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      I would take the bat and run. seriously. If he want it back i would flick him off. but thats just me.i wouldn't hit him because his dad could beat me up or call the police.

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      Coincidences like this are quite odd to say at the least.

      I live in a relatively quiet city, but every so often we get some asshole family. Unfortunatly one moved in 2 doors down. At first, the family was okay. Until the father met someone. This woman was an absolute bitch, and he daughters were worse. Not to mention these people were idiots. The father immediatly changed his personae(Talk about whipped).

      EVERYONE on the street hated these people. They had no relations with anyone outside their home, and the family was just in need of help. The kids were idiots, and school wasnt teaching them anything.

      Apparently walking on the sidewalk is tresspassing on their property...

      Anyway, my younger sister had to go to one of our friend's places down the street to pick up my other sister. Walking by the house, the family was outside. One of the kids came out with a hockey stick, and hit my sister in the shin. I was immediatly yelling at the family, as the father just laughed. When I called their kid Stupid and an undisciplined bitch, the father came face to face with me and starting yelling and swearing at me. I just stood and smiled. I started telling him about how he should discipline his kid, how I can have social services on his ass for months to come after that, and how if he does what hes thinking of doing I can charge him with assault. He was needless to say, pissed. The mother "threatened" to call the police for me speaking to the father like that HAHA! Its amazing how stupid people can be.

      The next day, the police and social services were at their door. They moved away last week. Yay! Our street has marked it as a celebration day! XD
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      Quote Originally Posted by ExoByte View Post
      Coincidences like this are quite odd to say at the least.

      I live in a relatively quiet city, but every so often we get some asshole family. Unfortunatly one moved in 2 doors down. At first, the family was okay. Until the father met someone. This woman was an absolute bitch, and he daughters were worse. Not to mention these people were idiots. The father immediatly changed his personae(Talk about whipped).

      EVERYONE on the street hated these people. They had no relations with anyone outside their home, and the family was just in need of help. The kids were idiots, and school wasnt teaching them anything.

      Apparently walking on the sidewalk is tresspassing on their property...

      Anyway, my younger sister had to go to one of our friend's places down the street to pick up my other sister. Walking by the house, the family was outside. One of the kids came out with a hockey stick, and hit my sister in the shin. I was immediatly yelling at the family, as the father just laughed. When I called their kid Stupid and an undisciplined bitch, the father came face to face with me and starting yelling and swearing at me. I just stood and smiled. I started telling him about how he should discipline his kid, how I can have social services on his ass for months to come after that, and how if he does what hes thinking of doing I can charge him with assault. He was needless to say, pissed. The mother "threatened" to call the police for me speaking to the father like that HAHA! Its amazing how stupid people can be.

      The next day, the police and social services were at their door. They moved away last week. Yay! Our street has marked it as a celebration day! XD
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      I think it is definitely fear of trouble for me. If someone is pissing me off, I won't hesitate to hit back if they hit me, as long as no teacher's watching because I don't want to get in trouble, if the teacher's there I won't do it. Also, fear of public opinion, I used to just spaz and try to get back at them, and get really mad, and have a mini-breakdown, and I almost never do anymore unless I am having an extremely shitty day, because I don't like being "anger-management kid".

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      Bah. Fear of Punishment? If something needs to be done, I'll take the consequences head on. Its the same for Fear of Hell. I know I'll be forgiven if I truely regret what I did, or if I did it for the right reasons. Even so, at the moment Hell is just a bad fantasy. I believe in it, but I cant be sure it exists. All will be realized in the end. Fear of Pain? What ever doesnt kill you makes you stronger.

      Fear of Public Opinion gets most people. Personally, I dont care. A lot of the time the people dont know the details behind it, and if they cant take the time to understand why something happened, then they arent worth my time to be concerned about. People can think of me any way they want, but I wont let that stand in my way.

      These are different for everyone. Some hold all fears.

      My Fear, if I can add one on, is... enh, I would say Fear of Failure... in a sense yes but no entirely. I fear that if I screw up, someone near to me will get hurt. I fear my friends, or someone not supposed to be involved, suffering or paying the price for my actions.

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      I would direct an insult about the child to the parent. Needless to say, they would most likely wish inside that they could hit me, and I could always threaten to have the police at their doorstep for assault. What ExoByte said pretty much sums it up.

      And yes ExoByte, what you did there put a smile on my face.

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      the only thing i am afraid of is my mom hearing about what i did



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      what does fear have to do with this?

      i've experienced this. almost to the T of what you described. this kid whacked me in the leg with a whiffle ball bat then ran behind his father... i looked at the man and told him to control his child.

      problem solved.
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      That i have not got a gun with unlimited ammo.

      If i did then i would show everybody.

      Also that i havent got will smith chicainary out of fresh prince of bel air

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      mine wouldnt be any of them... mine would be the fear of the afterfeeling... the one which questions your morals and says
      " i'm glad i hit him he deserved it " "but his child was watching...it must have traumatised him",
      " no he deserved it, i mean come on he told his son to hit me with a baseball bat for god sake " ,
      "yeah but does a child know right from wrong....of course it does (i think) so its the child who i should have hit"
      "what am i saying...its not the child who was at fault it was the father he deserved to be hit "
      " but what if he knows who i am and he calls 'friends' to beat on me"

      see the after effect is much worse than one fear.....its the fear that all of those fears have a possiblility and probability of happening...

      that being said ill probably throw an insult at him, and if he starts pissing me off and taunting me then (enter blinding rage) I'LL SHOW HIM THE ERROR OF HIS WAYS.... meaning i'l probably grab the baseball bat out of the child hands and throw it away, if the child starts crying, so be it... and if the dad still wont let it drop, ill walk away, but if he tries to chase/attack me, i am morally allowed to attack him in self defence, and i dont even care if his child is watching....
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      ugh...Fear of public opinion. I wouldnt hit the little boy, id clock his dad. but i think this situation is a bit far fetched. and id probablly hit his dad if this actually did happen.
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