Maybe you had a bad day. Maybe somebody said something or did something. Maybe you thought you were standing up for something. Maybe the other guy was being a jerk or a meathead. Or, maybe, that was you.
The bottom line is something inside just switched off. And it doesn’t really matter whether or not you try to be a good person, you know – normally, because right now all you want to do is knock somebody out.
I’m not writing about the guys who walk on the mats and want to prove their manhood through the indiscriminate usage of violence. This is about the guys who try to keep it nice and friendly, but when push comes to shove, fight fire with fire and end up giving the first bunch of guys the validation they never deserved in the first place.
Somewhere in the back of your mind there’s a little voice that’s saying, “you know you should be better than this”, but you don’t hear it until later. And when you do hear it, you get angry with yourself because you know it’s right, and that you just screwed up.
If I’m not writing this for you, then it’s ok to move on. If I am, well, the next time, just try to stay cool. I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it.