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    Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    I look at the knockout game and think is so ridiculous and cruel. However I remember being a teenager and doing stupid things because of peer pressure. I wonder if I would have played the knockout game because of peer pressure. Would you have played the knockout game as a teenager because of peer pressure?

    Man attacked in suspected 'knockout game' in Manhattan - NY Daily News

    Man attacked in suspected 'knockout game' in Manhattan

    Kyle Rodgers, 23, had left the Sweet & Vicious bar on Spring St. when the assailant rushed up from behind him, cops and sources said. The attacker was caught on video.

    A bar-hopping Long Island man clobbered from behind by a man in Manhattan may be the latest victim of the coldhearted knockout game.

    Kyle Rodgers, 23, had left the Sweet & Vicious bar on Spring St. and was walking to another East Village bar when the assailant rushed up from behind him at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, cops and sources said.

    The attacker was caught on video launching a hellacious haymaker that knocked Rodgers out cold, cops said.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I look at the knockout game and think is so ridiculous and cruel. However I remember being a teenager and doing stupid things because of peer pressure. I wonder if I would have played the knockout game because of peer pressure. Would you have played the knockout game as a teenager because of peer pressure?

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    No. And wouldn't have hung with anyone who did. I did my share of crap was a teenager, but hurting people on purpose wasn't on the list.

    There's no peer pressure in the world that would have gotten me involved in anything close to that. I shoplifted. I ditched school. I drank. I ran away from home. But a knock-out game? NFW.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Heck no. I'm very much against violence toward others unless it is in self defense or defense of others in physical attacks. Even when it comes to defending myself against words, I'm against being the first to escalate that situation to violence.
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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Nope. Madden and D&D kept me busy enough.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No. And wouldn't have hung with anyone who did. I did my share of crap was a teenager, but hurting people on purpose wasn't on the list.

    There's no peer pressure in the world that would have gotten me involved in anything close to that. I shoplifted. I ditched school. I drank. I ran away from home. But a knock-out game? NFW.
    I can't prove it, but I think adolescent males are more prone to violence than females. Honestly, I'm not so sure that I would have said no if all my friends were doing it.

    BTW, I wasn't into shoplifting. I was afraid of my father.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I can't prove it, but I think adolescent males are more prone to violence than females.
    No doubt about that at all.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I can't prove it, but I think adolescent males are more prone to violence than females. Honestly, I'm not so sure that I would have said no if all my friends were doing it.

    BTW, I wasn't into shoplifting. I was afraid of my father.
    I'd agree with you there. But I have to say that I never saw violence with guys any time I was in high school. Well, there was a fight I had with a girl, but that was a a pushy-shovey hair-pulling contest. Never saw guys in fights. Not that I didn't see them strutting around like cockadoodle-doo's, but no fights. I was a greaser, too. There's been a temporal shift lately. More violence; less strutting.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No. And wouldn't have hung with anyone who did. I did my share of crap was a teenager, but hurting people on purpose wasn't on the list.

    There's no peer pressure in the world that would have gotten me involved in anything close to that. I shoplifted. I ditched school. I drank. I ran away from home. But a knock-out game? NFW.
    What she said.....with a focus on not hanging out with crappy people.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'd agree with you there. But I have to say that I never saw violence with guys any time I was in high school. Well, there was a fight I had with a girl, but that was a a pushy-shovey hair-pulling contest. Never saw guys in fights. Not that I didn't see them strutting around like cockadoodle-doo's, but no fights. I was a greaser, too. There's been a temporal shift lately. More violence; less strutting.
    Again, I don't have stats to prove it, but there may be more violence these days. I was getting my hair cut by this younger guy. He was telling me how he saw these two girls get into a fight in high school. One had knocked the other to the ground and had gotten on top of her. The one of the bottom pulled a razor from her purse and started cutting the girl really bad. He said he went and grabbed the girl with the razor and she started cutting him. I didn't see it, but I don't think he was lying. Also I have a nephew who was stabbed at a nightclub. Then I was talking to this guy that does UFC. He used to work as a bouncer at a club. He told me he saw a guy slit another guy's throat right in front of him. Honestly, one reason why I stopped messing with that whole club scene was that I perceived it was becoming too violent. People start fighting and sometimes killing each other over very small things. Very dangerous.

    Just saying.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'd agree with you there. But I have to say that I never saw violence with guys any time I was in high school. Well, there was a fight I had with a girl, but that was a a pushy-shovey hair-pulling contest. Never saw guys in fights. Not that I didn't see them strutting around like cockadoodle-doo's, but no fights. I was a greaser, too. There's been a temporal shift lately. More violence; less strutting.
    I'm 35, and when I was in my younger years there was a bit of fighting, but nothing like today. Back then, and in my older cousins' days you only fought if you had to and that meant the person just was not going to leave you alone until you put some action into it, even then it wasn't about hurting someone but rather giving a couple of bruises and having it done with.

    Now it seems kids in general have a mentality that a fight is meant to end in someone going to the hospital or the morgue, they have no self control in these situations and the odds are someone has a knife or other weapon tucked away. Not only is a street fight the mark of a badly raised person these days, it's just a stupid thing to get into because someone, somewhere has something hidden.
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