This was a very interesting read, thanks in advance.
What I took from this story was that its just as important to be prepared mentally as well as physically, as evidenced in your dispute with your former friends. Also, its good to know the people you live near. A friendly face can keep you just as safe as the boomstick near your bed at night. After all we are only human, and we tend to let our fear get the best of us at times. If the person next door knows who you are and what you’re capable of, they’ll either A: stay away. B: take advantage of you. Or C: Come to you for help and mutual benefits. Speak softly and carry a big stick yall. Great input from the other guys on here btw, I’m really glad I stumbled upon this site.