Alas, not all of us, Jason. As an example (entirely hypothetical, natch) you could have an almost-60 guy whose father decides to lash out verbally with the same words used when the guy was a kid. And suddenly (in memory, anyway) the guy is huddled in the basement like when he was a kid, and if there had been a loaded gun next to him he would have eaten it just to make the world stop right then. Sometimes a physical attack would be preferable because that’s just pain, and pain don’t mean nuthin’. Just sayin’ (hypothetically, of course).

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