what would it take to get you to throw a punch? coming off the wife's ass grabing discussion. what would it take to get you to throw a punch? I haven't thrown a punch in years. I have said, for years, that I wouldn't use violence unless 1. somebody attacked me 2. somebody raised a hand on one of my family 3. I witnessed something that was obviously a huge violent injustess that I had the obility to stop last year, I was tested - I posted about it at the time. while I was walking with my wife, son, daughters and mother, a bum followed us down the street shouting obseneties at us, because I hadn't given him money. I can't think that anything would have been a greater insult, but I didn't touch him. at the time, I said I think that I would have been justified in beating him to a pulp, but I didn't - because I had specifically chosen a set of criteria and this instance didn't meet those critiia. likewise - I think that if somebody grabs your wifes ass in a bar, you are justified in beating on him, but I am not sure that I would do it. I would also say that if I were to choose to attack somebody, I would have decided that it was worth it to get killed or to kill in the confrontation - you never know where these things lead to. what are your thougts?