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There is a traditional form of Bullfighting on the north of Portugal called "Chega de Bois". When you put two "Barrosão" bulls at the same place (on this case a soccer field) the result is that they will discuss in a "pleasant" manner which one of them will rule the place.

There's no way they will peacefully share the area: they will have to have a fight where the winner takes it all. But it doesn't end here: the looser will humbly and definitely accept his condition. Don't worry: their fight rarely causes any serious consequences.

Sometimes nature is strange. Rich, to be more precise.
A friend once showed me a rather pessimistic view of the human kind, which I do not agree, when he stated that the natural state of the society is being always under sheer violence, just like two bulls that face one another.

I agree that, yes, we do have a primal tendency that pushes us to dominate. But fortunately, there's something in us, humans, that enables us to reach to the conclusion that maybe a fight is not the best option -that's Reason - something that permits you not to let go that punch that your fist would be delighted to apply - and that's liberty.

Even economy has reached to the conclusion that in a fight everyone loses. One of the conclusions of the "Game Theory" developed by economy gurus is that, in the long run, crime doesn't pay: If you're unfair in business, you will suffer from it sooner or later.
After all, litigation is not as reasonable as it would seem: it's just bull business.

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