Kirk, famously, does not believe in the no-win scenario. Well, I do. What I don’t believe in is the no-try scenario. And, frankly, when it comes to self-defense, I don’t believe in the “fair fight” scenario.
If I’m fighting at all it’s because I’m in fear of death or serious bodily injury. In that case, I have not just a right, but a duty to make the fight as unfair in my advantage as possible. I have a little girl waiting at home. She needs her father. She depends on her father for material support, for values education, for a multitude of things. Those things are not just a privilege but a duty. I would be remiss if I did not do everything in my power to come home safely so I can continue living up to that duty.
If that little girl means more to me than my life (she does) then she certainly means more to me than yours, not because I’m a “tough guy” but because I am not and and don’t pretend to be. I have no interest in trying to prove how tough I am in some display of fisticuffs. You want to consider me some kind of wimp because I’m not interested in duking it out to see who’s more “macho”? Fine. I’m good with that.
On the other hand, you want to put me in fear of death or seriously bodily injury in a situation where I an’t just walk away from it safely? Well, then you’ve made your choice and will have to live, or not, with the consequences. You see, my one, my only, goal is getting home safely to that little girl. My goal become to put you in the no-win scenario.
Challenge that at your peril.