Essay on the increasing level of Violence in our Society
Human civilization has come a long way from the Stone Age. Yet man continues to be violent in his conduct. In fact, violence has increased today. A man cannot walk on the street without looking over his shoulder because of fear of assault. Top leaders of the nation, as well as retired military generals, are assassinated in broad daylight. The roads are spilled with human blood. Firearms, bombs, swords, are frequently flourished and used.
What is violence:
Violence signifies injuries (of many kinds and degrees) caused to a person (or any living thing) by another person or persons with manifest motives.
Forms of violence:
Physical, mental, social, economic, etc. It may range from superficial bruises to outright destruction. Today violence on the increase: Present the violent situation today with one or two relevant examples.
Why the increase? Rise of materialism, erosion of general morality and norms of society, breakdown of institutions, political shortsightedness, religious fundamentalism, communalism, castes, terrorism, scientific and technological advancement, etc.
Insecurity of life and uncertain future of individuals; society and nation lose their strength; peace of mind and joy of life lost, love and harmony between any two individuals (even between mother and her child) replaced by suspicion and hatred, i.e. social relations imperiled … etc.
Violence has existed in every society and in every civilization, at a normal rate which, in a sense, fills the society with vitality and virility. But, today the increasing violence has taken a pathological form…. Strangely, man has today become his own enemy by unleashing the animal in him. If the brute in man is not chained, and if violence is not checked, many may a together eliminate him… If mankind has to survive, violence will have to be minimized. A spirit of friendly co-existence will have to be made the norm of human behavior.
Violence In Society Essay
It gained through violent behavior is only temporary and it lasts until the time of revenge comes around.
Violence was glorified hundreds of years ago. Back then it was a form of a pure entertainment. We know how among ancient Romans, gladiators (usually slaves or captives trained for the purpose),fought with swords or other weapons at public 'shows'. The more harm the gladiators inflicted the bigger hero he was, and the more respect he gained. All the crimes they committed were condoned, accepted and glorified.
Today it seems like instead of gladiators we have boxers. Is boxing just a sport, or another way of violent behavior, that is not only accepted by society but also in many ways glorified? Do we glorify boxing (most of the time bloody shows) because it is entertaining, or maybe because it is a multi-milion dollar business? The scenery of boxing is broken bones, black and blue faces, blood...The more severe the fight the more exited and happy the audience seems to be. Violence simply stimulates people. Big glory comes when one passes out! YES...here is the hero! What is the message here? It is, we will like you more since you are physically stronger, and we will respect you because we are afraid of you. That is again, a wrong message.
Violence is glorified the most throught media, violent movies, TV shows and newspaper sensationalism.
THERE SEEMES TO BE A NEED FOR VIOLNCE IN SOCIETY!
Violent movies are born one after another: "Die Hard","The God Father", "Natural Born Killers", "The Proffesinal", "Pulp Fiction",' Terminator 2', etc.When these kinds of movies come out, there are lines for tickets. In some countries people have to stay in lines to buy food. Violence can not be the way to survive in this society! People are not only glorifing violence by watching violent movies, but they are also accepting it asking producers for more of them. Wrong messages are send not only through...
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