“One of the most interesting texts, The Tipping Point, written by Malcolm Gladwell, shows the affiliation of the way animals live to the way that people live. It has often been speculated that violence seems to rise in densely populated areas. When you think of how many people are close to each other in these locations, there is no doubt that they tend to be more violent, which is something that is annotated in this book, mostly in terms of animals, but it seems to also make sense for human populations as well. Violence can really occur anywhere, even in small country areas, but you will more than likely see much more of it where there are many people all living in these small, dense areas.
What are ways people can oppose violence in the metropolis? If you talk to a person who lives in these kinds of situations, you will probably hear the same thing: they would all protect and fight against a violent situation. Retaliation in the form of defense is also a huge option for those who feel threatened. Can someone use violence in these situations and it make a positive impact? It seems as though there never is really any appropriate result once someone tries to use violent force for any reason, even to protect themselves.
If you are the type of person who advocates non-violence and believes in it, you probably have a great amount of moral fiber and you stand for the things you believe in. A corporation called NXIVM is committed to building ethics. Sara Bronfman has a center recently put in New York City. Because this is a big city, we can see the results of ethics as they play out in everyday life in regards to violence.
What adjustments could good morals do in this type of dense location where violence runs rampant? If you’re unsure of what ethics is, you can compare it to your intuition. They’re the moral rules in which an individual lives his or her life. If a person’s ethics are not clearly defined, a person might find themselves at odds often about what they will or won’t decide to do. When a person finds themselves being able to make choices without blinking or having to sit down and think about it, many times they have strong ethical beliefs. You can see that the choices are premeditated only because they feel a certain way about the issue, already.
People can definitely be indecisive about violence and ways to handle it. Injuring someone or stealing from someone is something most of us wouldn’t even conceive. There really is no reason for taking another person’s life, either, as ending a life goes against everything ethical. How is it achievable? Is it possible we are not naturally violent beings? If we all make exceptional moral decisions, would we see a variation in the way we feel about violent behavior in others? How can we engrave a sense of ethics in those that have already been exposed to a high volume of violence? We will undoubtedly feel differently about violence, if we use the tools available to us to change any violent feelings we may have.”