We have the right to hit someone for self defence?

@Xrated (3766)
Pakistan
December 29, 2006 3:52pm CST
Three days back I hit a boy he was trying to hit me coz he wanted to show his friends that he is more stronger then me although I am not a builder but I use mind in self defence so I won the fight and he got injured But I only did this because of self defence and I dont understand why people try to hit someone ? after that day I am not happy what I did. I am always trying to live friendly but at situvation I was not been able to control myself. I think everybody have the right of self defence. What U think about it?
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@Eskimo (2317)
30 Dec 06
You have the right to defend yourself, but only use enough force. There have been a lot of publicity in U.K. when people are attacked and use too much force to defend themselves and they are charged with the offence, not the attacker, there have been some cases when burglers have been shot, and the property owners have been imprisoned. It would be better if you could find some non-violent way to defend yourself, although that is not always practical.
• Philippines
30 Dec 06
Everybody has the right to defend him/her self, His/Her Family and Friends.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
I am a believer in the saying that it takes a stronger man to just walk away but sometimes this is just not possible! In most circumstances involving me only I would try to just walk away but if it was a situation where my Fiance or kids were in danger I would fight!
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• Nigeria
30 Dec 06
my advice is contrary from others.the first thing in the morning pray for your entire day.commit your day into Gods hands in such a way you can be sure your entire day is free of such evils.Because he that fights today lives to fight tomorrow.
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@babray06 (1787)
• India
30 Dec 06
I think you did the right thing by defending yourself. You never wanted to attack that guy. It was him who started it all and should face the results. He will be hiding his face now. You should not feel guilty. You have not initiated the fight. But at the same time don't get agressive. We all have the right to save us from attacks.
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• India
30 Dec 06
thier's nothing wrong about what u did,even if i was in ur place we would do the same.
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@ritchel (890)
• Philippines
30 Dec 06
very surprising! a boy hit you because he just wanted to show that he is stronger than you? in that case, you have to defend yourself and let the boy learned from his mistake or you can either talk him and tell him not to do it.
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@ilyasjan (803)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
when situatin is to save yourself then its must to do as.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 07
ok dear thx for the responce
• United States
5 Jan 07
If you have to protect yourself then sometimes you can't get around it. I don't think violence really solves anything though. Imagine how much better the world would be if no one ever fought. Obviously, this isn't really possible, but I think people should og around looking for fights.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
but the question is we have the right of self defence ? what a man can do whan a person attack on him ?
@emarie (5455)
• United States
30 Dec 06
i mean its just a punch, its not like you killed the guy. if he's trying to hit you and the only way in your mind to get him to stop is to punch him, well fine. if he wants to whine about it then thats his problem. you shouldn't be scared to protect yourself. some people just want to solve problems with fighting, most males are like that. you shouldn't be too depressed. to protect ones self or family, even the kindest person will stand up and fight. me i'm friendly, never hit anyone, but if someone tried to hurt my family, especially my children...ITS ON!!! because no one messes with my children.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
at that time I cant hit him a punch coz he was trying to hit me with chain and if I try to punch the chain was hit on my hand so I did what I was think the best at that stage ya U are right that some people just want to solve problems with fighting
• India
30 Dec 06
There is no wrong in hitting a person for self defence. You were correct and you don't have to feel hurt about it. Self defence is not a mistake of any. There are people who want to show off their muscles for the sake of no good. They don't realize that common sense is more what is required to be displayed in public.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
dear thx for your nice words thx
• India
30 Dec 06
Xrated, In your case I think your act was justified as it was that boy who hit your first. Had it been you who had hit him first it would have been wrong, there was nothing wrong in what you did. You should not feel guilty about this act. It is that boy who should feel guilty for provoking you and for initiating this scuffle. In my opinion you were not wrong at all, infact you did the right thing.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
thx dear very much
@runsgame (2034)
• India
30 Dec 06
well , the right to hit some one for self defence is not a mistake or not allowed like that . U can do so , it is no where written or told by any one that u should sit silently when u are facing a situation of getting beaten. this is for self defence. on the other hand the meaning of hit some one should not be taken into your hand for all situations . especially hitting with your mouth that is by spell. becasue hit by hand can be forgotten but the words which has come out will never be taken back . please take care my dear xrated. thanks for nice discussion
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
thx dude for the words
@aizavel (558)
• Philippines
30 Dec 06
You had no choice at time it is natural for us to move with our guts specially when we are surprised, I think it's okay that you use self-defense on cases like that.. It was a surprise attack after all. :0)
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
YA that was a surprise for me and I was shoked at that moment
• Hong Kong
30 Dec 06
ya,you are right! we have the right of self defence. The law gives us this right! I think you must be an kind and gentle man. so am I. I never have the idea to hurt somebody else. But there are some persons who are aggressive,even crazy. They are easy to be angry and hurt some others. When it happens to me, I think I will try to fignt against with him. I think we have no right to attack other abusively,but we have the right to protect ourselves. Wish aggressive people become less and less in the world! Good luck to you!
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
thx man for the compliments
• India
30 Dec 06
U hav Done d write thing.....u r like me...me also used to get upset after hitting someone like this....bt don worry......u hv done d right thing...
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
thx dude for the words I am feeling very good thx
• India
30 Dec 06
thats right ..i can say ..we all have right for self defense..as i see u r good in thinking not to fight..but it question of self respect ..and also we just don't sit when someone is beating..you thats also not good..we must help ourself..sometimes i got in that situations i did what u did..
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
U are right I agree with you thx dude for the compliments
@taruha (560)
• United States
30 Dec 06
yes,everybody has the right to hit someone in self defence.even court of law allows this and if you prove that you have even comitted murder in self defence,the criminal is freed by court of law.but we have always to prove that it was done in self defence.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
hm.. but how can a person prove that he hit someone for self defence in court?
• United Arab Emirates
30 Dec 06
self defence well yes....but 1st try 2 talk it out.....again ur age.....:) baby 4me ur still a kid!!:) tho im 25 all this seems 2 me......a school stuff:)
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 06
but where are some crazy kind of people who cant give u a second to talk and at that time If I dont do anything he surely hit me the chain in his hand so there was no scene of talking ya u can say but I am in college and the incident is happans in my academy
• United States
29 Dec 06
Your right, everybody has a right to self defense. But it must be reasonable force, and justified. The laws on self defense are a little grey. People try to pick on others to make them feel better, or stronger than everyone else. What you did was right, and you shouldn't feel bad for defending yourself.
@Xrated (3766)
• Pakistan
29 Dec 06
ya but he got injured his chest by my shoulder actually he have a some kid of chain in his hand he was trying to hit it on my neck and at that time I was not been able to understand what to do and suddenly i hit my shoulder on his chest and he injured.He also getting diffeculty in taking a brreath and one of his friends say that he also had a problem of breath so I was worried because of this