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Thread: If your friend is attacked in front of you, do you feel obligated to do something?

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    Default If your friend is attacked in front of you, do you feel obligated to do something?

    in all possible situations?

    I mean, I've stood up for people and stood up to people but I've never had to actually fight. Although recently I took a weak punch to the head in a bar scrum.

    Suppose someone just took the angle that it just wasn't going to result in any good for them to intervene? Only one more person getting hurt. To be honest, that's not an unreasonable position to take depending on the situation. And beyond that, let's be honest: some people are just fucking WEAK. Most people can at least throw a good enough punch to actually damage someone, but I've seen plenty of people that are so pathetically weak that they couldn't even hurt someone with a free shot. If you are such a person, that seriously limits the amount of situations in which you could actually produce a better result by intervening.

    Personally, I'm too afraid to violate this expectation with the fear that I'm justifying selfishness to myself. Which I find strange, because I can sometimes see the logic in not doing anything.
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    You always help a friend. No hesitation. No thinking about it. You just do it. It doesn't need to be logical. It doesn't matter if intervening will actually help. It doesn't matter if you might get hurt. You just do it.



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    Without a doubt you jump in and help your friend no matter what. If you just stand back and watch your friend getting their ass kicked then you are a horrible person and friend.

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    Completely agree with PIB.

    Sometimes, just an outside intervention, even with someone weak, can help.

    Besides "hey, I saw you were getting touched by that guy, and yeah, sure it could have turned into rape but he's stronger than both of us... So I figured ..." [being attacked, girl version]

    And also, have you ever seen a duck in a fight ? :

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    Depends by what you mean by attack. If my friend shoots off his mouth and gets into it...he better not expect my help or anyone else's, cause my ass is going to spectate. But in the general sense of stupid violence and some fucking dirtball wants to just get ignorant, of course you help. Unless, of course, you see it's a lost cause, then run like a 'lil bitch.

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    No.

    I'd hope that he dies so I could go to his house later to loot his things. Then i'd go home and read my copy of Atlas Shrugged.
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    I jump into pretty much any fight I see, whether they're ongoing or need my fist to fan them to life.

    Only kidding - although honestly, in the aforementioned scenario, of course I'm going to jump in. Fists don't hurt when you have adrenaline! Seriously, most "bar scrums" are collective wild swingings of your fists. You're more likely to get hurt tripping while walking up the stairs (more embarrassing that, though, isn't it?). It's easy to get involved in late-night bar fights - you punch someone a few times, maybe get punched, and it's over.

    If people are being bottled or stomped or stabbed you call 911. Don't be a fuckhead.

    Use your head to direct your fists, young one - either to apply the smackdown most holy on the unbeliever or to loosen your grip and refer to the nearest emergency services because shit going down, y'all. Someone's going to need an ambulance so may as well jump the queue.

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    It is initial action that I will do for my friend without any hesitation. I will intervene to them.

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    The fuck? I'm a short, rather small girl and even I would get involved if a friend of mine was attacked. There's almost no way I wouldn't get my ass kicked... but can not stand by and watch something bad happening to someone I care about. Maybe I'm too optimistic, but I figured that pretty much everyone would do the same. However, I tend to go with mind over body, and would hopefully remain calm and rational enough to think up a way to get us the fuck out of there... but there's a good chance adrenaline would get the best of me and I'd get myself hurt.

    Harley and Thibault made damn good points (definitely calling the police immediately if it's serious). And jackknife made me smile - if your friend is getting his ass kicked because he got in a fight, just go off in search of a new friend. Maybe even the guy who started the fight, because that guy can offer you protection.
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