Originally Posted by MrInsanePolack
Fight or flight is still a choice, hence the "or". You have a minimum of two options in this scenario. I agree that the choice is relegated to the scenario at hand, but more often than not I personally have had the will and opportunity to knock someones teeth out but haven't because rationality wins out in my mind and I either discuss the situation to end and solve it or just walk away when the other party is not being rational.
Some choice, eh? Choose your compulsion. Seems to me that we are compelled to do things all the time - by our bodies, our instincts and our conditioning. Did I post that link about studies done in the way we behave when influenced by what is fresh in our unconscious mind.
I'm not saying our compulsions are done by a deity (or whatever) but it is interesting the level of compulsion we have in our makeup and how little control we actually have over our lives.