Fight Avoided Due to Future Prospects


Waiting for 2028
I witnessed a potential fight about to occur when I was in Vegas recently. The parties were a mentally-ill, clearly physically-inferior aggressor, and a mentally-ill taller guy whose voice was loud and full of conviction. Both were homeless.

The aggressor got up in the tall guy's face, accusing him of doing something the tall guy denied. The aggressor was prepared to fight and the tall guy was furious. The tall guy's mantra was that the aggressor was lucky he (the tall guy) had something to lose (specifically an upcoming housing assistance program), else he would not have cared about the dozens of witnesses. In other words, the tall guy's hesitation in destroying the other guy was that he had something going for him.

My take? This may hint at a major way to reduce crime and make everyone safer.