Magnets. Speaking from experience “In a bar full of hundreds violent men seek each other out and let their hating hands say more than their ugly mouths could ever say with words.”~Michael Kurcina.
All men exist for some kind of danger and a desire to fight while seeing the world, but some draw fear—an invisible boundary around their body; a prison around their being, and they’ll never let their courage leave that home. I was reading a post from an influencer. He wrote about fighting and violence I believe with such a casualness; as if he understood them or was very comfortable with those ideas. I don’t agree with him. Perhaps he is kidding himself. I could be wrong. After many years of being around it or partaking of it I don’t think it’s wise to write about it with such a sense of ease.
Perhaps he should have used the word ‘fight. Violence is the totality of an act, it is the play, often without a termination time. A fight is a part of the act. Where a fight ends, violence may not; it may develop into other aspects. Fight is a word that I can understand but the word violence has such strong connotations rather than a simple denotation to me. I don’t think we should ever think of something violent as completely comprehensible. 30 years later I’m still learning how to express how I feel about violence, and what comes out of its existence. Abuse, damage, destroy; I can understand those; the word and the idea of violence to me is so raw; nearly formless. it should be treated with great respect; not tossed into a post with such easiness as if you’re an expert on it. That ls sloppiness, and minimizes it’s tones and gravity. Any child on any day can get into a fight, and so can a man. Getting into a fight is easy. Getting out of it can be difficult. A child can say he got into a fight but does a child ever say that he got violent? Does he say, “I’m violent?” No, and we would laugh at the boy. And if a man does, if he says, “I was violent. I did something violent,” what he contributes to the melee or to existence should be intense, and severe, It might perturb or he should keep his mouth shut. A man can write well; it doesn’t mean he understands what he wrote.

By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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