In the dojo, my intent is to avoid injuring my uke.
in real life, my intent is to avoid injury to myself.
while there is a lot of truth in your words,...
If those are your only intentions, you are not doing aikido. In dojo you would just get out of the way and avoid contact, and in real life you would immediately kill everybody, who is looking somehow threatening.
But I do not think, that is what you meant, so don't take my nit-picky comments too serious.
Best regards Dirk