The violence in today's movies on TV, in the news, and in video games seems to have contributed a lot to our failure to value life. We see people get slaughtered brutally, with all the blood and gore.
Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy
But it is somehow "cleansed" by the glass on the TV screen or monitor. The more we see the more we accept and the more it takes to shock us.
We use visual desensitization to help people get past their phobias, and our society seems hellbent on using the same technique to desensitize us against the brutality of violence.
I fear that as the public demands more and more violence in their entertainment the value of life will slide further down.
I'm glad to read of your revelation. Please continue to value your life, and the lives of all who are around you. Your Walther is not a toy, and the targets you shoot at are not part of a video game. Real destruction occurs when you pull the trigger.
Never forget that those soldiers, police, and civilians we see being blown up in the middle east are real people with real lives, real families.
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.