For years, I’ve heard people say that violence begets violence. I don’t know why they hold these beliefs, but I think it’s because people have been conditioned to believe that violence begets violence. As adults, we are taught that violence is always a bad thing, but we often forget that it’s sometimes a part of our lives.
Sometimes violence is a necessary part of the human condition. When one man is murdered by a mugger, the man that ends up doing the killing usually ends up being more violent than the one that started it. We’re taught that violence is always wrong, but it’s also taught that our actions are the only things that matter in any given situation. If it’s someone that’s being murdered, we shouldn’t care about their past and what they might be capable of doing in the future.