My comments from a thread last summer:
Of course when I was a single bachelor I could see myself stepping into many of the situations to put people in their place. But in this day and age and with a wife and kid at home should I really be belittled if I choose to not get involved?
Not with the ones like helping a guy in a wheelchair who tipped over but ones where some jerk is ranting about illegal immigrants at the deli.
It feels pretty heroic to step in and call out someone for being a loud mouth biggot in public but in reality some of these loud mouth biggots are just waiting for a fight and who knows if they’re carrying a knife or a gun?
Yeah, maybe daddy did stand up to a bully, but he got shot in the process leaving behind his wife and kid.
So is “doing nothing” a valid response in the interest of personal safety?