OK, so I live in a pretty good neighborhood. But still, gang and domestic violence is still a serious problem in the U.S. in general. Someone just got jumped outside my school a while ago. But even with the name this isn't about gang violence.
I really want to know under what circumstances would you use violence in anyway, because I seriously detest fighting in RL (which is strange considering the news said playing violent games makes you violent and I play violent games all the time.) BUt seriously, why would you use violence if you use it at all? Besides self-defense, which is obvious.
All I can say is look around you. The world is at a breaking point and when society pushes against itself the more conflict and eventual violence will erupt – because everyone wants to blame someone else for their stint in life, but then that becomes an argument too, because sometimes it is someone else or political body that does harm intentionally or “with the best intentions” that cause violence and discontinuity. It’s a vicious circle with no end and has been this way since the man can remember. We are a violent species by nature; yes we do encompass compassion, which leads to kindness but that is not who we are. Lets face the facts, history may be misleading but it doesn’t lie. There has never been a decade where man has not waged war. We are a species breed for war and conquest. We can’t seem to find a cure for the common cold, but we develop weapons to destroy our planet. Perhaps…if we survive our infancy we will evolve and strive for more alluring goals, but not yet and perhaps that is the way it will be, for now…anyway.
Wow, that was deep. We can't find a cure for the common cold but we've build countless WOMD. Maybe if we all didn't care about leading and such we could form ourselves to handle simple problems, and our society wouldn't be falling apart as it is. Life as it is now is a a constant crisis, people dieing here and being born there. Nothing seems to be right, be though we don't have time to research one cause for death (HIV/AIDS) we have time to be in Iraq fighting, or waging wars with other communities for no apparent reasons.
And don't get me started on gas prices.............. (a joke)
Anakin you and others who think like you are the calm before the storm – a shift in human perspective, enlightened if you will about where human kind should venture. These shifts have happen in the past with the written word, architecture, mathematics, organized religion, the goal has always been the same: to better mankind. There are many more just like you; just need to let everyone else catch up, and in the process we do fall and fall hard (i.e. WWII). If we are lucky we won’t fall completely and we take another step forward albeit dragging the unwilling kicking and screaming.
Suggested Reading, if you'll permit it: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
I know, there are plenty out there who think on a logical level and don't jump to act ignorant and the such........... as a matter of fact I think you may be. But even though there are our numbers, there isn't enough out there, and still there isn't enough in our political world like this if any at all. If more people though before going to war or actually sat at a table and talked to smart people before they make the decision to sne dus all across the globe to kill people than our society would still be intact, well maybe not, but in a far greater state than it is at the moment.
BTW, thank for the comment.
Well in Singapore there is little to absolutely no domestic violence, but on the other hand you would be killed for it most likely. I don't live in a rough neighboorhood, but I do live north of Houston so on the news I always hear about things like murders happening there.
Yes, a murder just happened blocks from my neighborhood two weeks ago, and the boy was just 13 or 14.
Anakin992;3413286Yes, a murder just happened blocks from my neighborhood two weeks ago, and the boy was just 13 or 14.
There are a lot of factors that lead to these kind of situations...kinda like the movie "Crash". Doesn't make it right but it does happen.
See what I don't get is why would you kill someone especially when you are young. If you get convicted, basically you throw your life away. Colleges almost certainly won't take you, it will be hard to get a job, etc. Basically its an unavoidable stain that also gets you damned to hell, if you believe in Christianity.
Zichael;3413300See what I don't get is why would you kill someone especially when you are young. If you get convicted, basically you throw your life away. Colleges almost certainly won't take you, it will be hard to get a job, etc. Basically its an unavoidable stain that also gets you damned to hell, if you believe in Christianity.
Well for starters, your not talking about kids who want the things you say out of life. These are kids (much like the ones a few doors down from me:( ) whose parents and close-as-they-can-get loved ones treat them more as burdens rather than members of the family. These kids often grow up with no ground rules (i.e. bedtimes, morals, how to treat other people, etc.) and most important love and the concept thereof at critical stages of development and the result is often disastrous. On occasion some kids with a strong will to succeed will break from this life style and survive into adulthood and become productive people casting off the world they once knew…usually, they are given a helping hand or shown the light before life spirals further out of control and others, well they windup as social ignoramuses creating mischief and repeating a pattern they perceive as acceptable. This life style tends to leave them tortured and violent because basically their programming is shot thanks to mommy and daddy dearests’ inability to foster self-esteem or respect for themselves or others in an often-unfriendly world.