No room for attitudes or pride when packing but be ready to act if required.
Nope, none at all. As I have been learning since I started carrying, it is a perpetual exercise in patience & pride swallowing. With the possession of a deadly weapon, even a verbal altercation can quickly escalate out of control.
Not sure about the laws in your state, but it is pretty much standard that you cannot claim self defense in an altercation that you start or escalate. "Mutual Combat" is what they call it here in Ohio, where both parties either by default or fact consent to a fight.