Boring monotony is for the peasants. I don't desire a boring life, but I do plan to come home every night. Whatever that may require.
You know that I don't actually
wish to lead a boring, monotonous life, but I don't wish to fight criminals on the regular either.
If they have a weapon, and are holding your wallet, why haven't you shot them yet? I know the popular thing is to say that 'stuff can be replaced,' and to 'give them what they want.' F___ that. If life is valuable, then I don't plan to ransom mine for the cost of my $4 wallet. I am worth more than that. Threaten to hurt me, and you'll (either throw your hands up in clear surrender, or) wish you hadn't.
That is the rule. Threaten me, (or God help you, someone I care about) and you are going to the prison, the hospital, or the cemetery. You will not walk free, no exceptions.
Fully agree on this point. When the equation is no longer myself at risk, but me having a rapidly closing window of time to prevent bodily harm to someone I care about, then it is in the crims best interest to comply and stop what they are doing immediately. People are not replaceable and I've lived a whole life time to find a mere handful of good ones. Threaten one of the "good one's" and you're playing with fire
I see plenty of time for a reload.
That said, I agree with Kaso to a point. My wallet is worth fighting for. It has my name and address in it. It has spare keys to 2 of my vehicles and my house key. I be damned if some little ****'s getting the key to my house.
This is also a good point, we have to weigh our options. Like I said in my original post, never risk life or limb for material items which can be easily replaced
. For instance a television, Ipod, and dining room table can all be easily replaced. However a dog or the watch your wife gave you before she passed away are all items which are not easily replaced. In that instance, I would not fault someone for clutching on to said watch during a mugging or shooting a home invader who was going to kill/injure their dog.
Actually, my grandmother fought off a mugger over sentimentality. I had been born and she had just gotten back from Texas (she lived in Wisconsin at the time), and one rainy day a purse snatcher tried to get her handbag. Well, inside that purse were my baby pictures. My grandmother fought, clawed, and poked that mugger with the pointy end of her umbrella until he decided it wasn't worth it. She risked life and limb for pictures of family, something she placed a great deal of value on, so yes, I hear y'all loud and clear regarding some "stuff" is worth fighting for- whether it be a large sum of cash or something that cannot be replaced and of high sentimental value.