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Old 03-14-2003, 09:35 AM   #14
bob_stra
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Re: Where is the street, and why does it matter?

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Drew Ames (jxa127) wrote:
So why this attraction to street fights? Why do they hold such a prominent place in our collective imagination?
The physical location has nothing to do with it. People feel alone on "the street" - separated, powerless. Whether that's a sign of the times or not, everyone wants some protection from being made to feel small and insignificant. Ergo, the test for martial arts (the great "important-izer") is in the times and places where one feels most vulnerable.

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