I've been thinking about things in my life, as well as things in the US and the media. This isn't connected to any particular event or issue, hence no link. Instead, I'd like to hear your personal views on violence... the violence of everyday people. Have you ever initiated violence against anybody? Why did you? Looking back, do you still think it was a good idea at the time or do you regret it? What situations could occur, what could a person say or do, that you feel would justify violence on your part? Are you the kind of person who will punch somebody just for a dirty look and thinks bar brawls are fun, or are you a pacifist, refraining from all violence? What do you think of pugnacious/pacifist people? Lastly, what do you think/feel when you hear of A attacking B? Do think more or less of A, more or less of B? Do you feel violence is ever justified, and if so, when?