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    RE: Is violence really avoidable?

    According to me,It,s lot more controversial, when you when you are a child or a teenage older, you can enter the fight, people will brush it's just a kid thing, but as an adult, youaction must be taken as a prison, more cautious, may occur, if you do not due diligence, and the use of. In addition to violence, I do not only refers to its extreme cases, namely hit, but the lighter things, such as may push the back of someone etc.

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    RE: Is violence really avoidable?

    In terms of bullying, I personally feel you have to stand up for yourself and get the courage to face them. It sucks but like most others have mentioned that if you get parents and teachers involved, then the child will be pointed out, humiliated, and even more would possibly be bullying/harassing him/her. I am not saying violence is right, not by a long shot. But let's face it, humans are still beasts and we are barely out of the jungle. It's our nature to be either aggressive or run. Fight or flight. I will admit it takes more courage to be the better person and just walk away and take the hits (physically and/or mentally) but will it actually solve it?

    When I was in junior high school a kid who I thought was my friend, snapped at me when I made a joke about him. Mind you, I joked about everyone in our group of friends, even myself. So I would like to THINK I wasn't the bully. But after I made the joke he threw me up against the wall and held a sharp pencil to my neck (the only sharp thing he had). I didn't do anything except look at him surprised but at the same time, confident. I knew he wasn't going to do anything to me in front of everyone (it was at lunch) but it took the lunch supervisors to take him off me. Did the school punish him for what he did? No. Did they do anything for me? No. School punishments and authority is a joke here in the USA. Because now if teachers or anyone get's involved in a fight or something, they could be sued, given a fine, fired, etc. So no I don't think that you can rely on others even if they are supposedly there for you. You have to defend and fight for yourself sometimes; whether it be violent or not, it needs to come down to what you want and if you are willing to take that type of disrespect from someone or not.

    Now to talk about violence in GENERAL. I highly doubt it is avoidable, unless everyone in the entire world never raised a hand against another ever again for the rest of human civilizations existence. And if so, there will always be one person who will abuse the passiveness of others for their own wants. Don't get me wrong, Mahatma Gandhi is one of my heroes and someone I admire and I believe the way he fought his fight was a prime example of what non violence protest can do. That said, what if America and all of the countries who fought against Nazi Germany in WWII (Minus Russia because of what they did but that's a different story for another time) decided to just roll over and not fight against Germany? Do you really think that Germany would have stopped?! I highly doubt it.

    Violence is the only method to use against people committing genocides. Especially if you are the victims of genocide. The group who is committing it wants your kind dead and you don't push back, guess what? They are fine with that, it helps further their crazy brain-washing ideas that you are worthless and deemed not fit to live.

    It's sick but true. I wish there was a different way to stop it. It's like that one quote I heard: Why do we kill others who kill others to show that killing is bad?

    I don't feel we should all be full-blown violent and if you don't like someone or something, just go and beat someones face in until it's hamburger meat. I feel that talking and discussion should come first but if it doesn't solve anything, screw trying to appease it, you gotta go fight it.
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    RE: Is violence really avoidable?

    Quote Originally Posted by BaronOfStuff
    It's not completely avoidable.

    In some situations, there's simply no other way of dealing with the problem.
    It's anavoidable as long as there are people who still use it and can't solve their problems in a different way. Violence causes violence. So I'm afraid we cannot avoid it as long as we live. BUT we can use it on purpose, not with anger, and that would be a good way to start.

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    I think some people only want to use violence and that is the only way they talk or the environment they have been in, has caused them to be like this and violence can be hard to avoid sometimes, but other time it is the only way to get out of a situation when it involves using your hands and legs. In this world, there has been ego and some believing they have a right to things and only learn when their pride is crushed or they wake up and see what they are doing is wrong after all. I reckon that, changes need to be done or everyone will resort to that and try and take what they think is theirs and cause others to do it as well which is not going to be good.

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    Since ancient times we have exhibited different forms of violence towards mankind and nature. It has become part of our nature to seldom commit acts of violence. But I believe that we were given a choice. Rather we have a choice whether or not we would engage or resort in violence ourselves. And that choice depends upon each person. As to whether or not he would use violence to settle something is his discretion. But how he was brought up and what values he have is a major factor if a person is inclined to do violence or not.

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    If you really tried to go your whole life avoiding violence you probably could, but it would be the most dull and boring life ever. People are people and a part of that is violence so I am just used to it now, but certainly there is a limit.

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    It's especially difficult now because people tend to share their controversial opinions a lot more openly. This means that nowadays you are much more likely to get in a fight than before. I can only see people getting more violent because of all these terrorist attacks happening around the world. Like said above, it doesn't help that a lot of people are now born in violent environments. Kids born into disadvantaged families or families living in poverty are most likely to turn to crime into order to be able to have enough to support themselves which means that they will turn violent. It's a tough world we live in unfortunately. Everywhere you look there is violence so it really is unavoidable!

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    If it's about that kind of violence, well it is avoidable but there are some people who really needs some hard beating before they stop. I can't say that I am a bully, I do beat up kids when I was in elementary and high school, kids who are bullying smaller ones that is. I was taller than my mom when I was in 5th grade and even taller when I was in high school. Medium built body and I do not really smile, for these reasons I don't get bullied. Whenever I see a big kid beating up a smaller one, I would go and let him see hell for a moment and tell him I don't want to see his face ever again. I did that until I was in high school. I really hate seeing bigger kids bullying smaller ones.

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    I don't think it's completely avoidable for everyone. A lot depends on your environment. If you grow up in a rough neighborhood, you're more likely to experience it. You may have to defend yourself or someone you care about.

    I do think violence should be the last resort, but I also defend everyone's right to stand up for themselves and protect themselves and others from those who are bent on doing them harm.

    I agree about the bullying at school too. "Tell a teacher," has never worked. I always told my kids that they had my permission to defend themselves, even though most schools punish the defender right along with the instigator. I'd go get them from school if need be, and they wouldn't get in trouble at home either (as long as they didn't start it of course... that wasn't allowed, but self defense? you bet). So many kids today are raised to be okay with being a punching bag and we wonder why bullying is out of control.

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    I recently read an article about the link between violence and genetics and where people come from. It was interesting but at the same time the conclusion was basically well, nobody really knows, so that was disappointing. Interesting though.

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