It’s like people forget that young Kirk walked around with a stack of books so tall his classmates couldn’t see his face over it, and young Picard got stabbed through the heart in a bar fight
Picard, talking about the history of the Federation: “Kirk? That nerd.”
Saying young Picard got stabbed in bar fight doesn’t quite capture that Picard’s energy. He got stabbed in the heart in a barfight, and was laughing about it as he collapsed.