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Fight, or Turn the other cheek?

 
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Because you know, it's very, very unsatisfying to turn the other cheek.
 
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I'll turn the other cheek for 2-3 times. No problem. But the other fellow is too bad, then there is no other way. Fight will be needed.
 
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Bruises heal. Psychological damage can last forever.

I prefer wit combined with being freaky big.
 
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depends on the who is opposite.

either fight or run!!!
 
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Tough question.

I prefer to be the bigger man, but on the other hand I dont take crap
very well. So I guess it all depends on the situation and if im alone
or with a loved one.

/Svend Rost
 
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Open up another can of wup-ass
 
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Chuck Norris doesn't turn the other cheek. He roundhouse kicks you in the cheek.

But my answer is, normally, run. Except if we're talking Max, in which case my answer is scream like a little girl, then run.
 
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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.
 
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turn the other guys head so his other cheek faces you, then smack him

Or if you're not capable of doing that, make yourself scarce as turning the other cheek will just leave you with even less teeth than you have already.
 
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Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
turn the other guys head so his other cheek faces you, then smack him

Or if you're not capable of doing that, make yourself scarce as turning the other cheek will just leave you with even less teeth than you have already.



Where have you been?
 
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Been busy with non-Java related stuff for the better part of a year, then found I couldn't log in anymore when I tried yesterday.
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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Fight to the death or if u run..Never say die..
 
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:
Because you know, it's very, very unsatisfying to turn the other cheek.



Trick question. If confronted by Max, no matter what you choose, all your cheek are belong to him and you will be beaten to a pulp. And either way, Max is satisfied.

Who would win in a fight: Max or Chuck?
 
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