In the recent readings that I have made, I have relearned (as if I had truly ever forgotten) that you do not pick a fight, you do not give chase once the fight has been quit and you do not unilaterally escalate. Also, if you ever come under life-threatening duress, preparedness is likely the only thing that will save you and your loved ones very lives.
I will continue my pursuit of knowledge in the written word, but now I am sure that I need to relearn the skills of my youth through some on site training. Now, to figure out where to go and spend that money. ;)