I was just watching a Nat Geo episode about the phenomenal rise in formal and informal 'fight clubs'. One point that was made was many people join these things initially out of interest, but then they begin to crave fighting as it taps into their primal urges. These clubs often include educated and professional people who feel the primal need to fight in order to purge their pent up aggression. Then we have the whole thing with the nutty teenagers increasingly beating the snot out of each other and sometimes even jumping total strangers simply to post their exploits on the internet. The major point of the NG show was that letting out aggression (what they referred to as aggression release) can become habitual because fighting makes them "feel alive". The important thing was that many mental health professionals think that this is becoming a cultural norm rather than a simple trend. This got me thinking... What worries me is that in order to be in touch with their "warrior spirit" they fight to challenge themselves and to prove to themselves they are the top dog. That's all well and good as long as it stays in their backyard or garage or whatever. But what if one of these idiots decided to try flex their skills on someone like me at a bar, at a football game, or in a store parking lot etc?. As a former wrestler I don't worry too much about getting into a scuffle. But I have been challenged before by a stranger with a complex apparently looking to take on someone bigger. Back then it was almost funny, but today it's more serious. I don't worry too much about having to mix it up with someone, but I do NOT want to have to tangle with someone who 1) actually enjoys and practices fighting and 2) who may scratch and bite. The reason I got my CCW in the first place was because I knew from sports how easy it is to get scratched, bit, or wind up with someones else's blood on you. In this day and age, AIDS and other diseases are nothing to ignore. So, given that the chance of ending up in a fight situation whether you want to be involved or not may be on the increase, how many of you who do NOT currently have a CCW would consider getting one???