What is the point in fighting? I mean, all it does is lead to bigger outbreaks. If one person wins a fight, sure, that person has bragging right... But honestly, do you think that the war is over right then and there? No... The other person will just be looking for revenge.
Do you think it makes you look "cool" amongst the people around? No, all it does is prove as to how mentally weak you are. How immature you are and that you are not ready for the world ahead of you. Besides, nowadays people never fight one on one anymore. It's more like who can bring the most people and out number the other.
You may not want to fight, because you know that all it will do is cause a bigger feud. But the other person keeps pushing you and pushing you until you eventually snap. The other person doesn't like you for who you are... So s/he picks on you... Intimidates you.
I think of it this way:
Think of two people on a swingset. Both swinging back and forth, but in opposite motions. You swing forward, the other swings back. If you wait a while, both of you will eventually be swaying back and forth in the same motion. This same motion is the level you both meet at. As soon as the fight breaks out, you are not different... You are the same. So you are better off jumping off that swing set your enemy is on and let him/her be the one to fail. If you can shrug it off you are proving that you are better and that you are stronger than s/he.
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