Flight or fight

In which you wouldn’t like to see me angry.

Mr T posing

When I fight I fight to win.

What is the point of finding yourself in an altercation that you are happy to lose? My number one aim is the jugular and I won’t be happy until I am standing victorious over my defeated foe. It’s why I’ve never one a game of Civilization with anything other than a conquest victory, I start out all peaceful and want to spread harmony and peace but then Gandhi nukes my capital and I will seek vengeance upon my attacker (and all those who were not involved because they stood by and watched).

It’s this desire to see my victims destroyed that I tend to stay away from conflict, my flight or fight response is not in perfect balance so I try to avoid getting myself in a position where I have to rely on my animal instincts. If I don’t have to make the choice then I don’t have to deal with the consequences. Who knows what happens when I get angry, I don’t like it when I get angry…

I’ve only ever been involved in a physical kerfuffle twice, and both times I’ve come away with that feeling that it was fun. On both occasions it was in self-defence and not instigated by me but I’m still 2-0 up in fights. The problem is that I don’t fight by Queensbury rules, nor have a healthy regard for my own well-being, all I see is the prize and I go for it. I still remember the looks on my friends faces afterwards, they were more scared of me than worried. I have the red mist that Bruce Banner has, if not the green skin, and if tripped my initial reaction is attack.

It’s why I hold the record for the shortest ever appearance for our school basketball team (in both terms of time and height) at 30 seconds, all it took was a loose arm in my face from an opponent and I went volcanic. It may have been an accident but I was dragged off before I could retaliate. Whilst playing in goal for a five-a-side I nearly killed the opposing striker who had kicked at my hand as I was going down to make a save. This is why I don’t play competitive sports, I want to win.

It’s also why as a family we don’t play many board games, with the length of time Monopoly takes there is enough time for a full-fledged war.

Source: Crisis

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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