Hopefully I placed this in the right section, if not maybe the mods can help me and put it where it belongs. So I was thinking about it today after watching an incident happen in front of my house last night. Im curious on what peoples views are on fighting in general and what would warrant you to fight. Now I realize everyone is different and I'm not singling out any group of people in particular or at least not trying to but lately I started to notice even more than usual people starting fights or fighting for no particular reason. Is this where we are going in this day and age? Another question I have is why is it when someone does try and start a fight for no reason and the other party walks away from it they are called a b**ch or mocked for doing it. Im sure everyone has their reasoning and limits before they will fight as do I but why is not fighting frowned on more and more now days. Wouldn't it take the bigger man to walk away from it. Anyway the incident I saw was this. I don't sleep very well so I am awake at the wee hours of the morning and my desk happens to look out my front window toward the street. I was up last night and as usual my neighbors down the street were having a party. I noticed a rather large group of people in their front lawn hanging out and as one of my other neighbors ran by from his late night workout as he did for as long as i can remember one of the guys from the party tries to call him out. Before the drunken guy was about three feet away from him. Now Ive known and trained with this particular neighbor for years in a few different disciplines such as Judo the whole MMA thing and we currently have trained in Eskrima for the last 3 years. As the i assume drunken party goer proceeded to taunt him and he keep trying to walk away, as he walked away the guy and some of his friends started following him down the street calling him names and trying to get him upset enough I'm guess to fight one or more of them. I couldn't rationalize why they would do this i mean is it the alcohol or a trying to establish a dominancy thing. All in all my friend (neighbor) made it to his house and went inside before calling the cops on the party. Ive just noticed over the years that stupid occurrences like this have been happening more and more. I was just wondering why? Why is it the cool thing to fight now days I understand under certain circumstances it is required but for stupid reasons why is this such a trend? Ive been in fights before won some lost some and have walked away from many but everyone I have been in has reasoning behind it such as I feared for my life or due to the totality of the circumstances I felt that if I didnt intervene someone else could be seriously injured or possibly killed. I guess in the end Im just looking for insight on the matter and peoples thoughts on why it seems to be happening so much more in this day and age.