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Our lives are directly impacted by other peoples actions. Many times we have no control over when or what the actions of another person will do to us.
Brian Takahashi was the victim of these outside forces, where he would defend a friend in need, willing to take the brunt of the impact, as he has done that throughout his life. Throughout all of the stories I have read, one thing reigns. This man would do anything for anybody that was in need, especially is he new they were in harms way.
If only he had known that a knife was brought to a fist fight. If only he had known that the man who killed him was in fact equipped and had practiced the use of a knife to the point of being able to murder someone by stabbing them through the heart.
We have all been in a situation that we regretted backing away from. But in most cases we look back to that moment and think of how we could have handled it in a more 'manly' way. But, as we have those thoughts, never do we suspend the thought of humility, wishing we had gone back to that event being armed with a knife to overcome that feeling of being ashamed for not standing up to someone. Never does a good citizen actually return to the event we look back to and take it into our hands with death.
If we look to the history of Luke Heath, we will most likely notice psychological issues which have reigned in his life for a long time. It is most likely luck that Luke Heath does not have a criminal record. With that being said, we know that we will be able to look back at his upbringing to notice there are clear gaps in his way of life, and 'our' way of life. To practice with a knife is to know you will be in situations that require its use. But, as most of us do not think like this, a person who feels compelled to train themselves with the use of a knife, while readily having one available for walking down the street, they are the evil that this world needs to rid itself of.
Who would ever go back? Why would a man be so stupid as to feel they should go back to escalate the issue. I hope that Luke Heath rots in jail for the rest of his life. 27 years old, and with such a primitive mind, he has robbed 40 friends of a dear friend, taken a brother away, a son away, all while trying to be a tough guy.
To anybody that was with Luke Heath that night, the apple does not fall to far from the tree, and you should all be ashamed of your actions as well.
Rest in Peace Brian.