Potatoe1 wrote:Fight your own battles and don't be a fucking pussie.
The over coddled kids who don't learn that lesson will get ripped apart in the real world when their parents aren't their to to save them from the "adult" bullies who push them around in very different ways.
I agree with like 99% of this statement but I'll ask a question:
Is it possible to 'fight your own battles' without having to resort to a fist fight?
The reason why I pose this question is because I almost lost my tennis scholarship as a result of multiple fight in my senior year of highschool.
I definitely agree that over coddled kids could have a difficult time with the real world, but if someone is leaning towards the other extreme and is constantly getting into trouble and developing a bad reputation (i.e. me), then that can have negative consequences as well.
I think it's an interesting thought. I also love the idea of standing up for oneself, and honestly would rather gets AIDS than backdown from anyone............but I also can't help but wonder if my reputation (both online and offline) would have been a bit better had I just taken the higher road more times than not (even if it resulted in me possibly having less respect for myself?)
Interesting thought for sure.