Terribly sorry that I haven't posted for a long while. Now then, apologies aside, I've been thinking of something. The world seems to be ruled by violence. It is an ever-present aspect of our lives. We are well versed in the history of duels for woman or monetary settlements. The "draws" of the west play in our heads as we hear a specific tune. Fighting has even become grounds for entertainment in the modern era. It is often described in any kind of informative news agency. Those individuals fortunate enough to have television sets see it in every news station. The latest murder locally or an unfortunate event occurring in a distant country always seem to make appearances as if they themselves were a foundation in a news organization. Those without the telly may hear it from a radio broadcast or from friends, family members or strangers walking along the streets, waiting for somebody to gossip with. Acts of violence in alcoholic service buildings (bars) are so prevalent that they have earned a title in everyone's internal slang dictionary (I.E. bar fight.) I am not completely sure what a bar fight exactly entails, for I do not loiter around such places, but the talk about breaking bottles and stools while fighting is enough to discourage even the bravest man from drinking and attempting to fight. A third tactic that I've heard talk of is the 2+ against 1 ratio, in which two or more people face a single person in combat. Some call it cowardice but I think they do not understand an underlying truth, with that truth being, that perhaps the larger group all want to cause harm but do not want to wait for the others to finish. Therefore all of them will fight and cause large amounts of damage in short periods of time. Supposing that the single party is a martial artist, the larger group may fall or they may still overpower the single party and harm him extensively. Talking of martial arts, It has taken an almost magical form in the opinion of ordinary people theses days. The sheer ability to dispatch opponents efficiently is where I think this magical opinion lies. If you have any other thoughts on the above topics please share them so that i may add to my knowledge.