I could not imagine myself fighting at my age..

United States
May 8, 2011 11:44pm CST
I don't know a out you.. I am 41 and I have been in positions in life where I had to fight my way out. But,today as I was thinking of someone bothering my daughter. I think that would be the only reason I would fight someone. But,I have also been in spots this year where I walked away and felt great. But,over all I can't see myself in a fight at my age..
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19 responses
• United States
9 May 11
I have had to take care of me my whole life and can honestly say that only once in my life did I ever have to punch someone as to defend myself. I can't imagine it now but of course if I had to defend me and or my kids, you betcha I would not think twice.
• United States
10 May 11
That's not good. If it comes to a physical threat, then sure, protect your family, but if it's someone who is annoying or you are disagreeing, then fighting really is stupid. I would like to live in a world where we settle our differences in a non-violent way. However, where there is crime, there will be violence to defend it.
• United States
10 May 11
Absolutely and although I had to defend me as a child that one time I cannot fathom being in a physical fight as an adult, unless of course I had to defend me, is that not what you understood?
• United States
10 May 11
I would never fight anyone because of words dear, that is not logical, I think you misunderstood my response above. If someone were to physically harm me and or my family then I would not think twice to defend me and or may family. But to physically fight over words makes no absolute sense.
@TREISIKA (22)
• Vietnam
10 May 11
you should fight but fight for the truth,for the right not for anyone cos anybody can be wrong. Do you agree?
• United States
10 May 11
True, fighting over an opinion is useless as opinions are never right or wrong. However some people are so dumb that they fight over things that can completely be proven wrong, and those people really do deserve to get beaten up.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 May 11
Don't beat up other people please. That is a violent action. A talks and discussions should be done first before you start beating other people. Beating people won't settle anything~
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
25 May 11
its not depending on what age you have right now.i have many people that i know over at your age still fighting.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 May 11
Agree. Fighting does not know the age. There a lot of older people who likes to have a fight and argue to each other and they hardly admit their mistakes. They always think that they are correct all the time~
• Philippines
10 May 11
engaging in a fight when we reach adolescence is not a good etiquette in a society. Except of course if it involves someone we love, it is only our way of defending him/her from troubles.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 May 11
Usually if that person is important to us we will protect and defends them. That way will show our love to them. They are less important to ourselves if we don't give a help and protect them.
• United States
10 May 11
I haven't gotten into a physical fight since I was in 5th grade; fighting never solves anything. Sure it feels good to knock someone back a little after they've wronged you, but they're just gonna get revenge on you eventually. Unless they're physically bullying you, then hurt them and they'll leave you alone maybe, haha. Good luck in your situation though.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 May 11
Fighting with words has much more impact than physical fight~ That is why people like to further it in court rather than knocking and punching of others~ Good if they win the case and lose if they can't make it~ That is a normal way of fighting nowadays~
@oninomar (506)
• Philippines
9 May 11
Hi , Fighting is really a bad attitude and must not be always do as a normal person. But, if you are fight for someone like your daughter, family and friends it could be excluded from that law. Fighting for the right and for depending of others, is a ways to show that you really concerned to them. When I was in my young age, I sometimes do fighting for my right, for my toys and for any things that I have. I always thing the no one can protect me but my self ( without the aid of my parents) ..
• United States
10 May 11
Haha well yeah, any kid will get swingy if he's cranky or if his toys are in jepoardy lol. Fighting for little or no reason is quite stupid, you're right, I think people should be able to solve their disputes nonviolently, but we all hope for that someway I guess.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
9 May 11
I really would not want to be in a physical fight, but I would fight for my kids. I also am very strong willed and I am set in my ways and very opinionated, so I do find that I get into some heated arguments with others at times. I know that it is not a good idea, but it happens.
• United States
29 May 11
I have had this happen a lot with her growing up. I just hate the fact that people push me this hard.
@wongchoiyee (7456)
• Malaysia
9 May 11
I will fight for myself even though other people don't care about me. I think as long as it is for healthy reason, there's no need to bother about.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 May 11
I can't stand with girls fight even if I am a girl. I feel it amused to see them fighting. Ladies always fight in a way that for me is not necessary. They like to use words to get into a fight and then come the physical attack if the case get worst. I will stopped them if I see this but I really can't stand with it. It really makes me wanna laugh. It is better if they can talk after they get cool and calm and don't get too emotional. I have never been in a fight before because I always settle it in a good manner way.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
9 May 11
I feel the very same way. I have never had to fight anyone but I used to have people bullying me. I would have thought about fighting for my daughter too if someone was hurting her. I hate violence though.
• United States
29 May 11
I fought all my child hood. this neighborhood is terrible to grow up in.
@SIMPLYD (84823)
• Philippines
9 May 11
Fighting is not prohibited for us older persons, as long as there is something worth fighting for. As in your case, you have to fight for your daughter. I would also do that , if that is the case.
• United States
29 May 11
I am glad this was not the case at all. I feel like I am too old to carry on like this.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
9 May 11
hello, Actually, fighting for a reason is accepted even any ages. right? Don't feel wrong if you just fight for your daughter you are just a mom and it is natural. If you are thinking that people might judge you well it is understandable that you just make mad when your child was hurt and probably they will know who you really are if they try to hurt again your child.
• United States
29 May 11
Yes,I can agree with this. Thanks
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
29 May 11
If someone hurts your daughter intentionally, it should not matter how old that you are. You are her mother, and that is what mother's do. They protect their child as much as they can. I hope that, you will never have to fight though. But if you do, at least it will be for a good reason though. I do understand why you feel like fighting at your age is just not so cool though. But, if you have to do it, don't be ashamed to.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
29 May 11
If it is about my family and they are innocent I will fight back for them. I don't think it is wrong to protect our own family as long as they are innocent. If it was their fault I will give them something. If we did not do an mistake we should stand and protect it.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
9 May 11
Hi, I've never been much of a fighter. In fact, even in an abusive relationship, I can honestly say that I would remove myself from the situation rather than physically fight back. The only way I would physically try to fight someone who was bothering my daughter would be in an attempt to stop them from physically harming her. It would be a reaction more than anything, I think. I can't think of any other situation that would cause me to go after another person.
• Philippines
9 May 11
You mean fist fights? Well, it's not really good in the first place. I can still see myself in a fight at my age (26) but I'm always looking to find other ways to solve the problem and not always resort to violence. I'm not really a violent person in nature but there are times when we encounter situations that require violence as much as we want things to happen smoothly.
• Philippines
9 May 11
You're a mother. It is just natural for you to fight for you're daughter (if I am getting this discussion right). A mother would do everything for his child. I believe there's no age limit for those who want to fight. We, as human beings, have our own fights--fight to survive, to succeed, and to live.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
9 May 11
hello gab, Oh i won't give a second thought for having a fight when it involves my daughter or my sons...(ugh!) Now i really know how it is be a mother "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"
@celticeagle (120480)
• Boise, Idaho
9 May 11
I can't see myself fighting either. I am nearly 60. If my kids were in trouble I would fight but not unless I had to. I have defended my friends in the past and would again if I had to. I am not afraid of defending myself or my family I would just rather not. I think anger can make you stronger than you think you are.
• Indonesia
9 May 11
hi there, I think we're all can see that you have right fight. People can understand what you're fight for so in this chase, age is not a matter. I think you've made a good decision here.