This is starting to get interesting. Wu Chi may be a mindset in which you fight, but it shouldn't be one in which you live your life all the time. The samurai were warriors, but they were encouraged to study as well, to learn about the world, and to be the ideal citizen of their culture. Knights may have been the captains of whetever peasant army was needed, but they also enjoyed beauty and culture. In fact, most warrior cultures, even those we term "barbarians", also had peaceful pursuits, such as music, art, etc. to distance themselves from the fighting they spent much of their lives doing.
So, just to get back to the point, be ready to fight by any means necessary if you sense trouble, but don't expect trouble everywhere you look, and don't try to escalate a conflict, i.e. turning a fist fight into a knife fight or a shootout, simply because it would end the conflict more quickly.
I may not have understood Dogged's message, but I just wanted to make it clear that the ruthless animal that surfaces in a fight is a part of us that we've been trying to extinguish since we founded civilized cultures, and it shouldn't be called on unless it is absolutely necessary.
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