I know that the general idea is self defence I guess what I'm asking is, other than just plain self preservation, why do you feel the need to arm your self every day? I will start us off. I have a family, that I love, and that depends on me. So every day that I leave my home, I do everything in my power to make sure that I come back home every night. I don't like the thought of them trying to cope with out me, so I try to make sure that they don't. I think that your motivation for self defence can and will have an effect on how/what you are willing to do to defend your self. I am interested in others motivation.