I'm not advocating violence, but some professions have a level of danger and violence that is inherently attached to it. When you leave the profession it's difficult not to view the world as a dangerous place in which if you don't respond appropriately either verbally, with a threat of violence, or actual violence, you and others may die. Recently I started thinking about what the rest of the population's violence threshold is. Meaning, is there ever an instance or scenario in which you would resort to the threat of or actual violence against someone?
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Craig, do you think that it's possible to abolish unauthorized violence by solving the root cause that lead the individual to commit a violent act rather than just inflicting more violence like punishment?
I didn't say that violence is "socially acceptable in general." I said I'm opposed to violence in general. Vast difference. How is an intruder "another instance"? A burglar IS an intruder when it relates to private property.
Nadia Ribadu, I never read (your) comment! My answer was in response to the overall question being asked. Maria's last sentence:"is there ever an instance or scenario in which you would resort to the threat of or actual violence against someone?"
I am pro-self protection but I am against stand your ground laws. I have had to use violence to save my own life and it is hard to put on the breaks when you're in survival, it's your life or mine mode, but when you value all human life it is easier
Maria, I with you regarding "stand your ground" laws. They're too subjective and anyone can claim (in their mind) they felt their life was being threatened. Such laws also do not require the "would be victim" to attempt to walk away.
Sorry, dashingscorpio, don't kill me! If I misread or you weren't addressing me, SORRY!
Thanks, Maria, and glad you broached the topic. It's timely, though it's always been since violence has always been with us.