Via Scott Adams' Twitter feed, the story of a man who made it out of the projects.
He learned five vital lessons, including how to keep a cool head in tough situations.
While a guy might not have a gun, he might not care about catching an aggravated assault charge to defend his honor. (This is assuming you call the cops, which everyone in the ghetto avoids: it just increases the likelihood of retaliation.)
Since I didn’t know who cared about staying out of jail, I just addressed everyone with basic respect.