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So, better I understand what I am willing to put up with, or not.
Good point David
Sometimes I can put up with a lot of crap that is slung at me. It does not make me want to resort to violence, as long as I am sure that there is no possibility of physical harm inflicted upon me.
In the past there have been times when I have been really angry at everything that did not go right since I got out of bed.
I wouldn’t exactly look for trouble, but if someone crossed my path wrong, watch out. I could not wait to vent on this person.
I have been fortunate enough to have never run into the person who would provoke me enough while I was in this state of mind.
Now, with the mentality that I am programming in the TC Class, I have to really dig deep when I am agitated. I need to be able to unleash the hidden tiger if I can sense that imminent harm is coming my way.
I have to learn to fend off insults to me and to my loved ones, if I believe that no physical harm will come from the garbage mouthed person.
I have thick skin when it comes to being insulted. It is not that I cannot comprehend that I am being insulted; it is not in my mental makeup to let myself get annoyed by anything verbal.
Now if the insult is directed at a loved one, and rude gestures accompany the insult, should I resort to physical retaliation? There was no physical harm done to my loved one, but what about honor? Should I unleash the TC Tiger ™ when my wife or daughter is leered at in my presence? Alternatively, should I use VSD? I am not the greatest literary genius when it comes to retorting a witty response. It may be easier to strike out to make the person stop their public humiliation than it is to redirect the insult. But is it justified?
Do I have the legal right to knock someone out in this case?
I believe the answer from a legal perspective would be, no. But from a moral perception it may be the only way to eliminate the embarrassment the situation has become to my loved ones and me.
I am sure of one thing though. The TC Tiger ™ is definitely ready to make an appearance if I am sure that my loved ones or I will be put in danger of physical harm.