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Old 08-22-2007, 12:00 PM   #9
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Re: Loving Protection

Do we have a moral or ethical obligation to help the attacker stop his aggressive behavior by defending ourselves?

If a person is truly attacking me, not just wondering what time it is, and I don't defend mysefl, the attacker is rewarded for his efforts. He receives positive reinforcement for aggressive behavior.

If I defend myself, the reward is not as great and the reinforcement is not as positive. If every time the attacker tries to hurt someone and they are met with resistance and possible injury it might help put the aggressive behavior in check?
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