"Fist Fight" → Packs Light Punches!
Campbell, who a lot of people are like in the world today are nice people and allow everyone to bully and walk all over them because they are scared to stand up and fight and defend themselves.
Sometimes, in life you have fight, but the majority of times you can elect to use your head instead of your fists. Standing up for yourself does not mean fighting and disrespecting someone. It means that you can stand up by telling some one what is on your mind, but choose your words carefully so that a situation will not escalate.
I was so proud of Campbell when he stood up and fought. He got the respect because he SHOWED UP and fought and did not run and hide. Strickland was his name- STRICT! He had to be so everyone would know he meant business. Some of his methods were a little of the rough side, but still people respected him because he did not let anyone trample all over him.
The ones who bully and bully you wind up being your best friend in situations like these. Do not ask me why- but it always seems to work out that way. Sometimes, you have to be tough and just speak and know that you will be heard. Respect is not given out- it's earned. You can be a nice person, but don't be the weakest link that you avoid confrontation all your life.
There will come a time in your life where you will say enough is enough and you will "go off" like Campbell did when he realized he had to go off on his boss. Last thing: in the school dance scene with Campbell's daughter, that was the FUNNIEST!
My eyes were literally red hot burning on fire form the laughter! Trust me! That was the second best thing in the film. The first being that Campbell stood up for himself!