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Why is there so much violence in the world?

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Oct 5, 2011

I think there is a lot of violence in the world because people are jealous of each other because people can have more then other people and another person may have less then that person and can cause violence. Or it can be the somebody owe somebody money and that person don’t want to give it back. Another reason why there might be so much violence in this world is that people can be just mean to each other, There are a lot of reasons why this world is full of violence.

There’s a lot of people that hate each other that causes so much violence. Why I say that Is because people can just come out of no where and shoot somebody it might be a reason or no reason why the person gets shot. People can go out to a party and have fun after the party there’s a shoot out I wonder how people can go to sleep wake up and start hurting one another? This world will never be at peace because there’s so much people that hate each other.

There will be a lot of peace if there was less violence. Do people like going to jail? I think they do because if they didn't they wouldn't have the thought of starting violence in the world. An example is that i just recently heard on the news that a young man beat an 81 year old man up while the old man was going into his building the young man took his necklace and hes really hurt. That's not fair at all luckily the young man is in jail.

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Nicolette

Submitted by stephanieb on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:07.

i liked your post alot, this is something i sometimes wonder about all the time. i don't consider my self to be a violent person but i do have a hell of a temper.

Fighting never solves a thing but for my respect its something i will do if its absolutely necessary. but you really really really have to sit wrong with me for the situation to result to violence because honestly ill be the one to act as if you don't even exist. violence is always gonna be around i guess its time we either accept it or change ourselves in order to start changing the world.

Thank you stephanie and

Submitted by nicolletteb on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:26.

Thank you stephanie and people now dont know how to control themselves they quick to hit or shoot somebody its hard to believe that you have a short temper cause when I see you your always smiling and jolly lol.We might have to accept the fact that theres violence because theres no controlling nobody today in this world

Nicollette today their is so

Submitted by josev on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:13.

Nicollette today their is so much violance because these young kids want to follow these rappers in music videos its a shame how the scoop that low to try and be like someone

It really is ashame how

Submitted by nicolletteb on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:22.

It really is ashame how people act like this jose people is so dumb the only conculsion that will happen is them going to jail for being so dumb....

Dear Nicollette   I Have Read

Submitted by jimmyq on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:15.

Dear Nicollette

 

I Have Read This fully And You Have A Very Interesting Point There Will Not Be Peace But One Day Hopefully SomeThing Can Bring Us All In To Harmony. But As Long As What Ever Goes on Continues Then  There Would Always Be Violence. What Can You Do Bout It The Cops Can't Even Do there Job Right So Just Hope And Wonder Your Loved Ones Don't Get Hurt

Your right jimmy and thank

Submitted by nicolletteb on Thu, 2011-10-06 10:44.

Your right jimmy and thank you for the comment; The cops all they do is harrass people that doesnt do nothing and quick to shoot them for no reason...

I Strongly agree with your

Submitted by krystalm on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:22.

I Strongly agree with your post so very much , i believe that one day we will have peace but then again maybe thats just when everyone is dead & gone :/ . Violence is something i hate most , it makes no sense to me to be as violent as killing someone and then your own life is basically taken from you after wards (jail.) But like you said maybe some like jail,the feeling of being told what to do everyday all day or maybe they just know no other way of living. Sometimes it just be innoccent people that just had one break down , but even they should think before reacting. Its life </3 whether we like it or not, to be or become someone is harder for most people then to just live life as it goes. . . I was very interested in this post once i seen the title , it made me want to see another person , such as yu , point of view on "why is there so much violence in the world ?" . Noone will ever really know the next persons reason for killing, hurting , or maybe even something as simple as being a bully. <3

Thank you for agreeing with

Submitted by nicolletteb on Thu, 2011-10-06 10:51.

Thank you for agreeing with my post krystal people rather just show off and do what they want cause they dont use their brains and you right the day they finally realize what they are doing wrong its going to be too late!

if there no violence  there

Submitted by ayanal on Wed, 2011-10-05 11:24.

if there no violence  there is  a problem  ever body is not perfect so there always going have people going to jail if not there well be on the street live there life like nothing happen some people is just being dumb are just have nothing to do with there life so they do thing and when they go to jail they start to see that they had a life and they mest up big time

True but nobody isnt perfect

Submitted by nicolletteb on Thu, 2011-10-06 10:56.

True but nobody isnt perfect to the point that they have to hurt an innocent person that makes no sense if somebody wants to really let out their anger why cant they do an physical activity to let their anger out instead of hurting somebody? people just living their life the wrong way

wheres the love ! ??

Submitted by cheriec on Wed, 2011-10-05 12:16.

violence its so much in our world today . and no one cares to make a difference . were only humans and we make mistakes but why end our race. killings and all the hate doesn't solve anything. people take so much for granted now. i here when u ask why the violence wheres the love.

There is never gonna be no

Submitted by nicolletteb on Thu, 2011-10-06 11:00.

There is never gonna be no love in this world if there isnt violence then its somebody robbing somebody i dont know why people wake up to be evil and go to sleep thinking about a dead person they really hurt

violation

Submitted by curtisc on Wed, 2011-10-05 14:07.

dear nicole,

Istrongly like the way you you express your feeling about violence in ower city. around my area theres alot of violence that goes on and killing that happens everyday.

one sentence that you wrote that stood out for me is "  There will be a lot of peace if there was less violence". i think this is a good sentence because we need to stop the the violence.

another sentences that stands out  for me isI think there is a lot of violence in the world because people are jealous of each other. this stood out for me because i see alot of think there is a lot of violence in the world because people are jealous of each other.

i agree with you BECAUSE that violence is brought up because jeaoulsy is a ruit of all evil.

thank you for your comment on violence.

Thank you for agreeing with

Submitted by nicolletteb on Thu, 2011-10-06 11:03.

Thank you for agreeing with me and im glad that my post stood out for you... curtis everybody is very greedy now a days they want this and that and if they dont have it they wannna hurt somebody to get what they want and theat makes no sense

Nicollette :)  i enjoyed

Submitted by thaliac on Wed, 2011-10-05 21:01.

Nicollette :) 

i enjoyed reading your post! (lol), i agree with everything you said. People do wrong things for the wrong reasons all the time. And i never understood why if people dont like goin to jail why do something thats going to put you in there. "If you cant do the time, Dont do the Crime" simple. And i believe that us people are what change the world, because if the violence would stop the world would be such a better place! Keep up the good work nicollette :) lol 

Thanks Thalia :) maybe I

Submitted by nicolletteb on Thu, 2011-10-06 11:09.

Thanks Thalia :) maybe I should protest on this u with it? (lol)

Dear nicolletteb,I agreed

Submitted by rodjen on Mon, 2012-02-06 12:10.

Dear nicolletteb,

I agreed with your essay "why-there-so-much-violence-world" because violence is something that is happening every where and effect other people. One sentence you wrote that stands out for is "I think there is a lot of violence in the world because people are jealous of each other because people can have more then other people and another person may have less then that person and can cause violence" because some people just want to feel better.They are jealous of the other and use violence to feel better. Another reason is they want to feel superior than the other person by use violence to scared them.
Another sentence that I agreed was "There will be a lot of peace if there was less violence." This stood out for me because I really believed if their less violence we would a better world and place to live.
Your essay reminds me of something that happened to me. One time when I was in the doctor and I was talking to a lady, we were talk about how violence is and was affecting people. Like in the news sometimes they showed how family members kill there family and abused of them.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it was interesting reading about it. Also because I agreed " There will be a lot of peace if there was less violence."

More Reasons

Submitted by christopherc on Mon, 2012-02-06 14:36.

Dear Nicollette:

A lot of the reasons you said in this post are reasons why violence exist in this world but I feel like you miss more key ones. Most of the reasons you said are just reasons why violence is cause here in the Bronx but not in the world.

"This world will never be at peace because there’s so much people that hate each other", that sentence stood out to me the most. In order for violence to stop people need to be more loyal and honest. People need to be more happy and friendly. Nowadays people only care about themselves and nobody else.

There's a lot of reasons why violence happens. Revenge, betrayal, lies, anger, a lot of these things cause violence. Violence ain't stopping anytime soon. Money itself is the reason for a whole lot of violence.

Nice work Nicollette, I enjoyed reading this. Can't wait ti'll your next post.

:)

Submitted by guirol on Fri, 2012-03-02 11:01.

I enjoyed reading your post, “Why is there so much violence in the world?” because I can relate to what you were saying in many ways. Basically me and you had the same thoughts as to why there is so much violence in the world. One sentence that stood out for me is ”This world will never be at peace because there’s so much people that hate each other.” I think that this is a great sentence because since there is so much hatred in the world then how can this world be at piece?

Another sentence that I enjoyed was “Do people like going to jail? I think they do because if they didn't they wouldn't have the thought of starting violence in the world.” This sentence stood out for me because I agree with this statement. If you hate going to jail then why start violence in the first place? To me that is just a very dumb thing to do.

Your post reminds me about something that happened to one of my friends just recently. He’s a very violent kid but to me he was like my brother even though he was a violent person. He would always get into fights and things like that. He started violence and now he is in jail and he hates it. It doesn’t make any sense to me because if he knew what he was going to get himself into then why would he do it in the first place?

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because so far I was able to relate to this piece of writing. It was a very good post and I want to know more about your thoughts.

Dear Nicollette, I liked your

Submitted by illken on Mon, 2012-03-12 19:50.

Dear Nicollette,

I liked your post “ Why is there so much violence in the world “ because I agree that this problem needs to come to an end. Violence is happening almost everywhere. The thing that shocks me the most is that people actually see the violence happening rite in their face. But they don’t do anything about it.
One sentence you wrote that stands out to me the most is “ There will be lots of peace if there was less violence” because I agree with what your saying. I’ve been in the middle of one, and you feel scared. Your in this position that you don’t know what to do. That’s why I want this problem to come to an end.
Another sentence that I thought about was “ There are a lot of reasons why this world is full of violence”because the world we live in has many problems, and I don’t believe the answer to solving them is by violence. I think violence happens because of the bad choices people make, they only think about themselves but soon it starts to affect others around them.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was with my friends walking to the Bus stop, then out of nowhere a gang of teenagers come behind us and start yelling give us your cellphones. We didn’t know how to react, but we got lucky that the police stopped by, and left the guys running.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem to write about interesting topics that grabs people’s attention.

Nicollette

Submitted by nicoleburnett on Tue, 2012-04-03 16:23.

I really enjoyed reading your post. Sometimes I sit and think about the world we live in and it seems like such a crazy place. People are very weird once you sit and think about it, all of the hurt we are capable of and emotions that control us. I wonder if peace is actually something that we can attain one day. This post is really great and interesting, I look forward to reading other posts by you.

Violence

Submitted by CJC on Fri, 2012-04-13 15:43.

A lot of the violence in the world I would attribute to like you said greed and jealousy, but also politics. Politics is power. People all over the world want power for an endless amount of reasons and the principle way of achieving that is through war. War does produce power but it can also provide new resources or advantages that were not available beforehand. The world is nuts!!

OMG. Violence=Competing

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012-06-15 14:37.

OMG. Violence=Competing Interests. The reason there is so much violence in the world is because people have interests that collide and contradict other people's interests. This competing of interests is known as POLITICS. Why now does the violence act out, you ask? Well this is just another time in history where several important issues have risen and spoken to the general public(ie. birth control/woman's rights, racism, budgets, war, etc.). Just like with the civil rights movements, the common good spread word of a bad interest and took action. It will pass. The violence WILL NEVER END. As long as two people are the face of this earth, competing interests will take place and disagreements will lead to argument and fighting. I know it sounds wrong but it's in the nature of humans to fight for our beliefs whether they are right or wrong. Hope this answers your question about why there is so much violence in the world today. More people need to realize that world peace will NEVER be achieved. 

hey

Submitted by ashleym on Mon, 2012-10-22 16:12.

Dear nicollette:

I am very pleased with your post, "Why is there so much violence in the world?," because I am doing research on violence but gun and gang violence. and some of the things you said are true about why people are so violent

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is "I think there is a lot of violence in the world because people are jealous of each other because people can have more then other people and another person may have less then that person and can cause violence." I think this is true because one person can hate someone so much off of the things they wear or the money they have and not even know the person. i think it is mainly because the one person hating have can't or does'nt want to have anything.

Another sentence that I seen was "There’s a lot of people that hate each other that causes so much violence. Why I say that Is because people can just come out of no where and shoot somebody it might be a reason or no reason why the person gets shot." This stood out for me because this hit home with my research how people are being killed for no reason and people who are shooting have no care as in who they are shooting at.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

Thank You

Submitted by filrae on Tue, 2013-03-19 15:37.

Dear Nicollette
I am fascinated about your post, "Why is there so much violence in the world?," because it points out many reasons why is their so much violence in the world, including hate, meanness, and jealousy. People will see the fact that the world will never be at peace due to all the unnecessary violence within the world. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "There will be a lot of peace if there was less violence." I think this is outstanding because it is a resolution to how to develop peace in the world we live in, but can never happen because not everyone is nice. Another sentence that I motivated me was: "This world will never be at peace because there’s so much people that hate each other." This stood out for me because it shows that not everyone is the same and have a peaceful minded heart or personality leading to jealousy, hatred and other negative emotions.

Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was with my family coming from a party and someone was getting arrested in Saint Paul’s park in the Bronx. My grandmother told me to stay still but I panicked, because the one who was being arrested almost grab me, and I ran for my life not looking behind sadly. This experience help me to understand that anything could happen, and the guy was fighting against the cop. Violence is everyone and people are out there trying to stop it.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because knowing that a person out there is worried about the rapid growth of violence warms my heart. I look forward to more posts that I can relate to and make strong connections towards it.

Dear nicolletteb:

Submitted by gakmar on Tue, 2013-03-19 15:43.

Dear nicolletteb:
I enjoyed reading post about violence "Why is there so much violence in the world?" because I ask myself this question everyday. And I have no answers to them. Because people have their own personal decisions of doing violence or not.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "I think there is a lot of violence in the world because people are jealous of each other because people can have more then other people and another person may have less then that person and can cause violence." I think this is this is a reasonable statement because, nowadays people make their jealousy come over them at do very stupid things. And it is just outrageous and scary.
Another sentence that I about was was: "Do people like going to jail?" This stood out for me because when people go to jail they get mad or scared. And I think if you do not want to go to jail then why would you start the crime in the first place. You must obviously like going to jail.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your post was very enjoyable and I will love to read another.

I read your article

Submitted by viljoh on Thu, 2013-04-18 20:32.

Dear Nicollette:
I am very confused with your post because humans do not do violence acts against other on less that person has done something to get mad or have hurt them. The reason I say this is because when people are angry to do crazy things or curse someone because it is in your nature or will. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Another reason why there might be so much violence in this world is that people can be just be mean to each other, There are a lot of reasons why this world is full of violence.” I agree with this statement because violence only happens when there are two different humans cursing at each other back and forward about what that person did to them. I think that violence will never end because some humans have a proud attitude that makes them think that they are better than that other person and if one person hurts another person then they can end fighting one another and cause one of them to get injured during the process of the fight.
Another sentence that stands out me is “There will be a lot of peace if there was less violence.” I disagree with this statement because if we try to make peace there will always be people who get upset with each other and will not be able to hold in their emotions and end up fight that person. I understand that you think there is a lot violence in this world but no will be able to end that violence because less people in this to chose to let go of their proud and not start a fight between each other. Even when Martin Luther King tried to free African Americans from segregation there was violence but Martin was smart and he know that people will try to kill White people for what they have done to them out of their angry by tell them not fight with their weapons but with your words. You see words are stronger than weapons because they can attack a person emotions and heart and cause them to hurt another person.
Thank you for writing your article but I disagree with it because you do not understand that people just do not attack other people out nowhere and this causes violence to occur when a person uses words that can hurt another person’s heart. What I would like to see in your future article maybe is that you reread the sentence you write or article because it will help the reader to better understand your opinions of your topic. Also I hope you realize that violence only occurs when a person does something to hurt that other person’s heart or body.
Sincerely a reader of your article,
JV

Violence!!

Submitted by pordex on Mon, 2013-05-06 13:07.

Dear Nicollette:
I agree with your post, "Why is there so much violence in the world?," because the reasons you presented in your post are relevant to many causes of violence. Also, I have seen many of these acts done while hearing information on the news.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "I think there is a lot of violence in the world because people are jealous of each other because people can have more then other people and another person may have less then that person and can cause violence." I think this is true because most of the time that there is violence amongst teenagers it is because of jealousy. Maybe one wants the jacket another person is wearing, so they go and beat them up.
Another sentence that I liked was: "This world will never be at peace because there’s so much people that hate each other." This stood out for me because many people hate each other for no reason. Once you belong to a specific group, you have to hate the other group even if your bestfriend is in that other group. All of this hate and violence comes out of jealousy and competition.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was walking with my friends and one of my friends told me that his friend got jumped. When I asked why he said because he has the new Jordans that came out. I felt mad because I could not believe that someone is mean enough to beat someone severely just for Jordans.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem to put a lot of thought into your writing. You also use a lot of everyday evidence into your writing.

Great post

Submitted by suajaz on Tue, 2013-05-14 11:05.

Dear Nicollette,
I am intrigued about your post, "Why is there so much violence in the world?," because I never understood why people are violent. There is violence going on throughout the world and I want to understand why do people feel the need to be violent and harm others.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is "...I wonder how people can go to sleep wake up and start hurting one another? This world will never be at peace because there’s so much people that hate each other." I know exactly how you feel because I feel the same way if I was violent towards another human being I wouldn't be able to sleep at night people I would feel guilty. Especially if I went as far as killing someone.
Another sentence that I found interesting was "why there might be so much violence in this world is that people can be just mean to each other” This stood out for me because I don’t think that no one really knows why so many people are violent. I really truely believe that some commit violent acts for no reason at. If there is a reason most of the time those reasons are vague.
I do agree with you that violence was come from being jealous or hate. One reason I say this is because I think it takes a lot of hate and anger to hurt someone. Another reason I agree with you is people some people can’t cope with the fact that someone might be better than them so they respond to that by being violent.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really liked reading your thoughts on violence. I agreed with most of the things you had to say about violence. I believe this is someone a hard topic to write about because no one can exactly pinpoint why theres so much violence in the world.

Why? Just because.

Submitted by Donofrio on Wed, 2013-11-06 04:25.

To tell you the truth, your little article made me laugh a lot. It was quite funny. I thought that you were being deliberately naive. Your style is very innocent, one-sided and one-dimensional.

It's really not as easy and simple as you put it. It's not just that people wake up everyday wanting to go make violence or that "people like going to jail", as you put it, or that some people get shot after a party ends, etc. etc. Even when there's no apparent reason for violence, there will ALWAYS be one at the very least. Call it power, call it mental stability, call it whatever you like, but it all lies in our NATURE ITSELF. We're all still animals. Violence is what, inadvertently or not, forges our own roots. Worlds will always collide. It's a great part of the cycle of life. Not pretty? Too bad! It's not just Human Nature. It's the Nature of the Universe. Violence was here before you and I existed, even before everything began, if you will, and it will still be here long after we're all gone. Something we all have to learn to live with, as much as we don't like it.

Dear Nicollete: I am

Submitted by kelvingonzalez809 on Thu, 2014-04-24 12:51.

Dear Nicollete:
I am delighted by your post, "Why is there so much violence on the world," because many people have wondered this and your post could help them understand.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: "This world will never be at peace because there’s so much people that hate each other." I think this might be true because people are jealous of each other and because one has something that the other person doesn’t, causing violence.
Another sentence that I was like was: "Do people like going to jail? " This is made me think if people don’t care if they have to go to jail or do they have mental problems. I think this because if they did not want to go to jail, they would start violence on the world.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I have also wondered why people do violence. Your information make me have deep thoughts about it and has helped me out understand it.