Proverbs 20:3 Any Fool Can Start a Quarrel

“Run!” When it comes to a street fight, this is the advice of former Navy Seal Commander, Jocko Willink. It is such a simple concept. If a stranger(s) confronts you with the intention of violence, you should get away. You should run. Why? This person is unknown to you. You don’t know him or his capabilities as a fighter. You don’t know if he has any weapons. You don’t know of the possible accidents that can occur or the physical/legal repercussions such a fight could cause.

I fought a lot as a kid. I didn’t think of the ramifications. I only thought of my pride. I was a foolish child and thought fighting was a way to solve my problems.

It is honorable for a man to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3

It may not always come to fisticuffs. It may only be words and hard feelings, but any fool can start a fight. An honorable person, on the other hand, can imagine the end results of a fight. He can see how pointless it is. It is best for him to stop striving. And if that means running away, then run.

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