As people get older they tend hesitate and think about the consequences of their actions before entering into risky behavior. So as you get older, you may still enjoy the thrill and the challenge of a controlled fight where your chances of serious injury are limited and where a referee is there to help prevent serious injury in the case you are incapacitated. But in a street fight situation, which may usually be avoided, you tend to think about the consequences. A true street fighter does not care about missing teeth, a broken nose, or other injuries. And, since they have no money, they just go to emergency rooms and never pay the bills. Once you have a family and a job, you think about the dental bills, the busted face that will discourage customers, and the possible loss of income. This means you tend to hesitate before doing something stupid.
However, this doesn’t mean that people with something to lose will not fight. If there is an actual threat to family, property, or livelihood, people will fight to protect them. They will fight a level greater than that of the street fighter. The street fighter fights for fun because he or she has nothing to lose. When people fight to preserve what they have, they will fight to the death and nothing will stop them short of death.
So, in answer to your question, you are probably older and probably think you have something to lose, so you hesitate before entering into a useless street fight. However, if you were in a fight to protect your family, property, or livelihood, you would probably act instantly and with a passion.
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