. . . There is always another narrative that can be followed. "Fight or flight response" is outdated. There is another way.
Violence, regardless of its cathartic flood, is not the solution. It . . . I don't know what it is, but I wouldn't want it inflicted on me, so I won't inflict it on others.
What I do want is someone to tell me when I'm wrong and to reach me, convince me my actions are bad, when my actions are bad. I want people to call me out on my misbehavior, on my micro-aggressions. I want to hear when I'm damaging society, and more importantly I want that put to me in such a way that I change my behavior for the better. And so I will show people when they are wrong, and I will suggest ways they can better themselves.