Last night I was out grabbing some drinks with a couple friends when we saw two guys beating the shit out of each other in the middle of the street. People were just standing around watching and about 2 minutes, a couple of cops arrive on foot and broke it up and held the guys until a cop car arrived. I never really know what possesses people to get into a fight. I get it as a reaction to being pushed too far and snapping, but over slight grievances or some insults thrown around is something I'll never understand. Do people really have that much vulnerable pride that needs defending? I've gotten into a handful of small altercations, but nothing thats ever been a real fight, and I enjoy pushing people's buttons. One instance in particular was in college when some guy at our party decided that since a girl would not hook up with him, he figured he'd get retribution by trying to masturbate into her purse. He was caught red handed and I had him dragged behind the party house and held by 2 others while I hit him. His nose broke and he had a badly bruised lip, but he had it coming. He never reported the incident or anything and that was the end of it (but the girl pressed charges and rightfully so). Otherwise, I've always been much more of a lover than a fighter. It just isn't worth it. Focus: Any memorable physical fights that you've been in with someone? What happened? Alt Focus: How do you try to deescalate and solve an issue before it explodes?'