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Why are humans so violent?

Skylaris Alanis 2012/08/09 16:40:53
Related Topics: Human, Violent, Break
I don't understand it.

Like the little things too. Not shooting up a whole bunch of people.
But like wanting to punch someone if you get in a heated argument, or just being angry and wanting to break something, things like that.

why do we feel those destructive urges?
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  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/08/11 21:48:03
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +1
    I don't know. I'm not a human, don't ask me.
  • Don Leuty 2012/08/11 20:56:10
    Don Leuty
    +1
    See the Calhoun study.
  • Transquesta 2012/08/11 18:59:03
    Transquesta
    +1
    Humans are violent because they have a hardwired need to tell other people how to live. When other people resist, violence ensues.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/11 17:14:21
  • jomiabe 2012/08/10 16:38:18
    jomiabe
    +1
    La mejor respuesta que he encontrado es esta:

    Santiago 4:1-4

    1 ¿De dónde vienen las guerras y los pleitos entre vosotros? ¿No es de vuestras pasiones, las cuales combaten en vuestros miembros?

    2 Codiciáis, y no tenéis; matáis y ardéis de envidia, y no podéis alcanzar; combatís y lucháis, pero no tenéis lo que deseáis, porque no pedís.

    3 Pedís, y no recibís, porque pedís mal, para gastar en vuestros deleites.

    4 !!Oh almas adúlteras! ¿No sabéis que la amistad del mundo es enemistad contra Dios? Cualquiera, pues, que quiera ser amigo del mundo, se constituye enemigo de Dios.
  • jomiabe jomiabe 2012/08/10 16:41:29
    jomiabe
    +1
    The best answer I found is this:

    Pride Promotes Strife (James 4:1-4)

    4 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet[a] you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4 Adulterers and[b] adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
  • bigjoey 2012/08/10 06:45:15
    bigjoey
    +1
    coz they r
  • Jerry 2012/08/10 06:02:45
    Jerry
    +1
    ............Actually, I try to be a non violent person.........it is true, that Mankind when faced with threats against their lifestyle, like being pressured to make an impulsive decision, sometimes makes some persons go into a defensive mode, as said by others here, We can in some cases going into denial or symbolically climbing into a shell, or even symbolically a dark cave...........there are helpful organizations some dealing with Anger Management issues, there is no need to bottle things up, to the point that at some point, it explodes in volcanic behavior, at that point, professional counseling should be the next giant step.........disturbed persons need to realize that pain and anger, held within is like a poison to the body, eating away at one's nervous system, at that point, the afflicted individual needs to do the following...........Take a Giant Step, Forward, and phone an Anger Management professional team, the organizations are ready to help, just ask.........
  • darkprincess remo 2012/08/09 19:30:44
    darkprincess remo
    +3
    i really shoudn't be talkin about violence...i'm violent enough
  • rand 2012/08/09 18:38:52
    rand
    +1
    It's very much a cultural phenomenon. Other countries are much less violent. Generally people become angry and violent out of fear and the U.S. is a fearful society. Look at the popularity of fundamentalist churches and Limbaugh.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/09 18:17:04
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    It is genetic... they can't help it...

    Along with men wanting to sex everything in sight...

    Fortunately :: Social programming has the power to override genetic programming in the majority of cases.

    Unfortunately, not quite enough cases get overridden though.
  • irish 2012/08/09 17:58:03
    irish
    +1
    chemicals in the air,water and food contribute a lot to it. go to a doctor and you will get worse,guaranteed.
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/08/09 17:41:43 (edited)
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    we're literally animals who, when threatened, have base survival instincts.
  • ♥K14 2012/08/09 17:12:03 (edited)
    ♥K14
    +1
    Simple, violence is satisfying.
  • JDreDaCookieMonster 2012/08/09 17:10:10
    JDreDaCookieMonster
    +1
    because human's are selfish by nature and violence is an easy way to get what you want or relieve yourself of stress.
  • Dagon 2012/08/09 17:06:46
  • Skylari... Dagon 2012/08/09 17:08:55
    Skylaris Alanis
    +1
    lmao so true.
  • Anna 2012/08/09 17:04:44
    Anna
    +2
    When a stressful situation arouse back in the cave man days it was usually because something was trying to kill and/or eat you or because you were hungry and needed to kill something to eat. Since sitting down to talk rationally with a hungry tiger or polity asking a deer to impale itself on a stick isn't very effective in these people instead become violent and instead stab said tiger or deer with a stick. This resulted in either the tiger leaving to find easier prey or a dead deer to eat.
    Now however we have many more causes of stress, but our brain is still wired in the instinctual "fight or flight" mode as a solution to stress, causing people to become violent when it isn't necessary.
  • zbacku 2012/08/09 16:53:51
  • Huki68 2012/08/09 16:53:28
    Huki68
    +1
    Because we forgot were we came from, simple as that.
  • Dagon Huki68 2012/08/09 17:07:25
  • Huki68 Dagon 2012/08/09 17:14:52
    Huki68
    +2
    NIce thnaks for sharing
  • FunnyLittleNightmare 2012/08/09 16:53:24
    FunnyLittleNightmare
    +3
    Survival Instinct. It's not really useful to us now-a-days but back when we were hunting and living in caves it came in handy to be violent... Well, it kept us alive at least.
  • SavageS0ul 2012/08/09 16:49:01
    SavageS0ul
    +1
    #1- Humans are built in a way where they just simply tend to be irrational creatures with too many emotions conflicting, #2- The media brainwashing, #3- It's mostly America really. LOL :P
  • Skylari... SavageS0ul 2012/08/09 16:50:40
    Skylaris Alanis
    +2
    you know it's not just america lol. we're not the only crazy people running around with guns and conflicting emotions. *cough cough* afghanistan.
  • SavageS0ul Skylari... 2012/08/09 16:54:44
    SavageS0ul
    LOL, well, that's why I said MOSTLY, not 100%. :P Humans aren't only in America, that would B odd, or kool I guess since there would B a variety of odd intelligent creatures in every country surrounding us that we could converse with & gain knowledge from. :D
    Anywho, it's not all of Afghanistan, a lot of people over there don't want a war. Besides, if they were doing to us what we are doing to them, a lot of Americans would want to start war against them too, even though it isn't right either way. :-)

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