Originally Posted by ragingclue
Actions are driven by motives. Knowing the motivations behind actions would be absolutely necessary when facing an opponent. I don't think you can compare the importance of them. It would also be largely dependent on the specific issue at hand.
Dissecting the motives behind actions is absolutely necessary to get a full grasp of the situation. Knowing actions, without knowing the motives behind them, is useless.
And if you don't agree with the actions or the motivations then you are justified in fighting back?