Violent Behavior in Society 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 apure 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-million 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 thought media, violent movies, TV shows and newspaper sensationalism. THERE SEEMS TO BE A NEED FOR VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY! Violent movies are born one after another: ‘Die Hard’,’ The God Father’,’ Natural Born Killers’, ‘The Proffesinal’, ‘Pulp Fiction’,’ Terminator 2′, etc.
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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 glorifying violence by watching violent movies, but they are also accepting it asking producers for more of them. Wrong messages are send not only through movie theatre screens, but also through music.
We as society accept all harsh, and brutal words used in songs. Our children’s inspirations come from groups like Method Man, and songs like:’ Bring the pain’. The message is again very clear and wrong! There are many shows on TV that glorify violent behavior, for instance ” Cops On Locations’. WE can watch police officers in real life action. Those who suppose ly protect citizens slam offenders against the walls, beat them up, abuse them physically (and emotional in many cases).
There is wrong with that picture.
Although we see it on TV, nobody says anything about it. Most of the time we accept it because it is police; some ” higher power’. There is no logic here! Police; representatives of the law; area lowed to comite crime… ? Society simply gives them a permit to do it by accepting it. WE HAVE TO ask for justice or otherwise we will create another wrong message. Finally, we have ‘everyday ‘ violence.
We see it on the streets: robberies, shootings, fights, etc. Most of the time when it happens people do not react! Crime against another human being HAS to bring some reaction! … Today it could be just a stranger, getting shot on that bus, but tomorrow it could be your brother! So do not pass by or hide! When you hear your neighbors kids screaming for help; help them! Do not just go to sleep, do not send another wrong message! No matter way violence occurs in society it can not be condoned, accepted nor glorified. It appears that violent individuals are looking for: some form of power, subordination from others, obedience. Violent people want others to fear and respect them. Power and respect should not come from fear.
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The human race has accomplished so much in the course of it’s history. Today’s society can not ruin it all. The best way is to start with our children. We know what happens after kids watch ‘X-MEN’, or ‘Power Rangers’, etc. , they respond very quickly. Next thing we see is that they try in school or in playground what they saw on TV.
Society needs to take our future in its own hands. We have to teach our children right from wrong. There is no way to stop violence if we will condone it, accepted it, and glorify it in ANY CONTEXT. That is how violence increases, by letting it happen!