What is it with guys and fighting?
Dancing the night away in a club it’s not unusual to peep a pair of guys over by the bar regressing into primates before your very eyes, pushing and shoving one another over the most trivial and insignificant things. Accidentally spilling a drink, holding somebody’s gaze for longer than a second, stepping on the back of their shoe, or my personal favourite, inhaling a patch of oxygen that blatantly had someone else’s name written on it. These days all of these types of laughable occurrences will typically result in big dramatic Wild West-esque showdowns!
I blame it on a dangerous concoction of testosterone, ego, immaturity, insecurity and of course, alcohol. Maybe it’s just the company that I keep, but almost every guy that I know wants to be perceived as being a stereotypical macho, INVINCIBLE male. They revel in the glory that comes along with it.
And so in order to prove their manhood and earn respect from their fellow primates a lot of them will initiate pointless scraps just to build up that reputation, brandishing their cuts and bruises like shiny gold medals afterwards because they make them look like ‘winners’; barbaric, brutish, uncivilised winners, but winners nonetheless. They get caught up in the moment, get pumped up by their peers, become blinded and consumed by the adrenaline rush and then can’t help but to unleash their inner cavemen. GRRRRRRRR!
I get it, guys like to channel their inner warriors from time to time. But needlessly beating someone up or getting beaten up yourself for no good reason does not make you a man. And I’m sorry to say that it does not impress girls either (well not any girls who have their heads screwed on any way). If you feel like you’re going to explode because you’ve got an insane amount of much pent-up aggression, go enrol in a boxing class/wrestling school for Pete’s sake!
I’m all for defending yourself/others when you absolutely have to, but going out looking for trouble just to prove your manhood is ridiculous. Grow up. You think that you’re tough but what if that other guy is tough but also slightly crazy…you don’t know how far he’ll go or what he’s capable of. You never know what kind of sticky situation you could be getting yourself and those around you into. You only know your own limits.
I know that it’s hard to think rationally when you’re caught up in the moment, but try to consider the repercussions of your actions before you switch up into Ultimate Hulk-mode. Do yourself a favour and just walk away, it’s never worth it my friend.
You’re no longer a caveman, you have evolved…act like it!