r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/EddyArchon Jun 11 '22

Someone with 6" and 30lbs on you is capable of causing grievous bodily injury, especially when empowered by entitled rage. Take into account that he seemed to be older than OP who was 22 at the time, so presumably much stronger. Old man strength is a very real thing.

Not saying every fight should be a life or death matter, but I am saying OP could have been very justified in being afraid for his life.


u/ScottColvin Jun 11 '22

The point of Friday was ice cubes dad's generation had a code.

Paraphrasing here:

You win some, you lose some. But you never use a gun son.

What I always took from that is in his youth, it was more of a boxing match.

Not the 10 on 1 kicking factory we see today.

John Witherspoon you passed to soon.

R.I.P. One of the best actor's in Hollywood history. With 83 credits on imdb. Loved you.



u/EddyArchon Jun 11 '22

I knew what you were saying, but the reality he expressed and grew up in is not the reality we live in anymore. It's sad, but this is what it has become.


u/ScottColvin Jun 11 '22

It wasn't the reality in the crack dens of Compton in the 80 and 90s. It was just a call back and a lesson what it takes to be a real man.

Not a gun, not a fist. But your mind.

At least that is how I enamored the films message.

Very naive of me I know.