Turning the other cheek is undervalued. Fighting already achieved the status of art, what about turning the other cheek? Not even an Olympic sport. Meanwhile I sense enormous possibilities here, "five turns to win", etc.
I wonder how many people who say they'd turn the other cheek actually would. While I whole-heartedly agree with the sentiment of turning the other cheek, I suspect that I would find it very difficult to stick to my principles in the heat of the moment.
When all that adrenaline is rushing around, and anger is rising, how easy is it to take a moment to do the right thing?
There will be glitches in my transition from being a saloon bar sage to a world statesman. - Tony Banks
I must have missed the beginning of the discussion. What is at stake here?
If a person insults me, I will turn the other cheek. At worst, I will assume that the other person simply doesn't like me, and in pursuit of humility I will try to avoid afflicting him with my presence.
On the other hand, if another person were to brandish a weapon and say, "Your money or your life" -- my intention is to shoot him down right there.
I suppose you could examine situations that fall in between, which would be more difficult to decide.