How far would you have to be pushed before you actually physically lash out at another guy and thus get embroiled in a brawl or a fight? Does thought of legal consenquences prompt you to hold out for much longer than you originally would? If the only consenquences for fighting were that you got your butt kicked if you lost, would you still do everything you could to avoid it? If there were no consenquences for fighting, how quick would you lash out in hopes of landing the first punch? I've been thinking about this, because I think guys are hardwired, to some degree, to fight. Because of this, I wonder how much actually dealy violence would occur if guys were just allowed to fight it out instead of always trying to find a reasonable and peaceful means to end conflict. Being reasonable and peaceful are the best ways to end conflicts, but sometimes the bad feelings don't go away. They end up building upon eachother until they explode outward. Examples would be kids walking into schools and opening fire, disgruntled employees doing the same at work. Fighting isn't the best answer, but if guys are hardwired for it, causing them to have to try to ignore it can't be a good thing. Please answer questions first before you critique the rest of my post. Thanks.