Shia Labeouf the Prodigy of Hobbes
With the current theme of relating our ancient texts to modern day stars, I too have decided to coincide with the pattern. Shia Labeouf was in a brawl fight in the early hours of Saturday morning. This 24 year rebel seems to be a favorite with most people in today’s world. Girls find him and attractive, and boys are jealous of his relationship with the super sexy Megan Fox. The point still needs to be related to Hobbes and his writings. Hobbes brings up an interesting point when he discusses the three principle causes of quarrel. It seems to be quite true as most disputes involve competition, diffidence, and glory. He discusses that these features are a part of the nature of men. These characteristics seem to be motivation for their interests in disputes.
That late night brawl in the bar may have come across as a possibility to state their manliness. While being taunted in the bar, Labeouf became annoyed with a man and sucker-punched him in the jaw. The dispute was taken outside where the first principal was exposed, competition. The two continued to fight and wanted to prove themselves with their power. The brawl ended quickly, when the fight was broken up by the LAPD. The man who instigated the fight fled, and Labeouf was handcuffed. The third principal is introduced in the way that each man was fighting for their own “glory.” They wanted to show that they did not lack self-confidence (diffidence). The nature of men appears to be apparent everywhere in today’s society.
The owner of the bar was quoted saying “It was just boys being boys. Things got really out of hand and it didn’t have to go down the way it did.” It’s true; (I being a lover not a fighter) wonder why many things need to be settled with fighting. The exposure of alcohol couldn’t have helped the situation, but we don’t need to be settling things like the old days. Will these rebels learn to settle things like adults? Or continue to have to try and prove their superiority with dominance?