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    #3867074 - 03/04/05 11:15 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I've been thinking a lot lately about the word "balls", and how people define it differently.

Like say you are a kung fu expert, right? And you're at a bar and some asshole gives you shit, says something or does something that makes you want to beat his ass.

Now some people might say that if you don't kick the dude's ass, you have no balls.

But other people might say that if you know you can kick the dudes ass, and you want to kick the dude's ass, but you DON'T kick his ass because you have willpower and principles, then THAT is what real balls are.

Some people define balls as taking control of one's environment. Other people define balls as having control over one's own self.

what do you think?


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Re: Balls [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3867112 - 03/04/05 11:30 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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DoctorJ said:
I've been thinking a lot lately about the word "balls", and how people define it differently.





The word "balls", in both situations are a representation of the persons ego.


That is where the meaning comes from.



kinda depends on how you want to look at it.


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Re: Balls [Re: niteowl]
    #3867137 - 03/04/05 11:42 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

testicles..  :eek:


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Re: Balls [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3867227 - 03/04/05 12:23 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I lean towards self-control as constituting 'having balls.' But I don't think refraining from kicking someone's ass when you know you can takes balls (though I do think it is an admirable trait). I think standing up for what you believe in or what is right against the crowd is more indicative of balls. I think being willing to step between a victim and an aggressor takes balls.


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Re: Balls [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3867228 - 03/04/05 12:23 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Well what if you were to just knee him in the balls, then walk away? heh...


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Re: Balls [Re: Gomp]
    #3867230 - 03/04/05 12:25 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Being able to do what you aren't used to, and/or prone to in a typical environment permitting the circumstances.

For instance one who is a Kung Fu expert, wouldn't be considered to have balls imo, due to the level and degree of experience such that the ability to kick somebody's ass is ultimately a relatively easy task.

Someone on the other hand that has never been in a fight, and is unsure of their ability... yet still gets into the same fight, is who I'd consider to have more balls.

So i guess I'm trying to say I think having balls is having confidence in awkard situations you're unprepared for. If your used to something, the activity is mundane, such that it doesn't require having balls.


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Re: Balls [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3867233 - 03/04/05 12:26 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Balls taken to mean bravery, I would say it takes balls to do something that you are apprehensive about, or that you don't know you can achieve.  If you are a kung-fu expert, it is certainly not a display of "balls" if you kick the guy's ass, because there is no challenge or apprehension for you.

Not attacking him isn't a display of "balls", either, I would say, it is a display of good moral judgement and willpower.

If you were unlikely to win the fight, fighting him would be a display of "balls", but probably not good moral judgement or willpower (depending on the circumstances).

People who beat other people up for words, and just words, are absolute assholes and deserve the beating they will one day get (just an aside :smile: ).


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Re: Balls [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3867416 - 03/04/05 01:20 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

> Now some people might say that if you don't kick the dude's ass, you have no balls.

With my background and training, if I fight somebody then it is a fight to the death. Luckily, this has never been an issue. I wouldn't consider fighting or not fighting to be a "display of balls". As another poster pointed out, it is an issue of ego and self-control.

I would consider a "display of balls" as a display of courage. Saving a woman from a mugger when everybody else is just watching; that sort of thing.


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Re: Balls [Re: Seuss]
    #3867591 - 03/04/05 02:03 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Even girls could have balls! :P


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Re: Balls [Re: Gomp]
    #3867629 - 03/04/05 02:14 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Big Balls

I'm ever upper class high society
God's gift to ballroom notoriety
I always fill my ballroom
The event is never small
The social pages say I've got
The biggest balls of all

CHORUS:
I've got big balls
I've got big balls
And they're such big balls
Dirty big balls
And he's got big balls
And she's got big balls
But we've got the biggest balls of them all

And my balls are always bouncing
My ballroom always full
And everybody cums and cums again
If your name is on the guest list
No one can take you higher
Everybody says I've got
Great balls of fire

CHORUS

Some balls are held for charity
And some for fancy dress
But when they're held for pleasure
They're the balls that I like best
My balls are always bouncing
To the left and to the right
It's my belief that my big balls
Should be held every night

CHORUS

And I'm just itching to tell you about them
Oh we had such wonderful fun
Seafood cocktail, crabs, crayfish...

Ball sucker

(Dunno about balls, but It tells you how to have big ones).


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Re: Balls [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3867649 - 03/04/05 02:17 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i think having balls means having confidence. not necessarily courage, because courage can be conjured up on the spot by someone without a naturally high level of confidence. so if someone's disrespecting you, and if you have balls, you would have the confidence to call them on it without hesitation or an afterthought. using your example, a person with balls wouldn't care whether he has to fight or not because he has the confidence to handle any situation, and confidence can avoid a fight just as easily. anyway if a fight does ensue, the person who feels more threatened always throws the first punch.


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Re: Balls [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3867733 - 03/04/05 02:38 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Daniel San,
Before you can take control of the environment, you must take control of yourself. You are defined by what you do with that control.

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Re: Balls [Re: MAIA]
    #3867766 - 03/04/05 02:48 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Daniel San,
Before you can take control of the environment, you must take control of yourself. You are defined by what you do with that control.

MAIA




Pearls of wisdom.  :thumbup:


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"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
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-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
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Re: Balls [Re: MAIA]
    #3867806 - 03/04/05 02:55 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Daniel San,
Before you can take control of the environment, you must take control of yourself. You are defined by what you do with that control.

MAIA




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Re: Balls [Re: Gomp]
    #3867896 - 03/04/05 03:11 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Even girls could have balls! :P




in theory, but rarely in practice :nonono:

thats all I've ever wanted.  A bonnie to my clyde, a chick that has balls as big as mine. 

a lot of people think I have no balls, but I think they don't know what balls are. 

a lot of people think they run the world, but I think the forces that really run the world are just letting them think that.


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