“The wise man speaks because he has something to say, the fool because he has to say something.” – Aristotle
“The badass speaks sparingly.” – Brick Wall
So, you want to be a badass? If you are prepared to make the sacrifices necessary, you may become a prime example of awesomeness. If not, perhaps you should just get a badass nickname and go on. Badassery is not for everyone.
Rule #1 – Silence
More often the not, the most badass response is silence.
Somebody walks up after you just demonstrated some aspect of badassery and says,” Hey man, that was badass.” Verbal agreement would lessen your badassery. Just smile and nod and walk away.