Violence is what people do when they run out of good ideas. It’s attractive because it’s simple, it’s direct, it’s almost always available as an option. When you can’t think of a good rebuttal for your opponent’s argument, you can always punch them in the face.
– James S.A. Corey, Abaddon’s Gate
The violence people use is not always physical violence, most times people use words instead of fists. It is quite apparent when politicians start to attack what the other person said than talk about his or her own ideas. But it is not just contained there, you can see it in meetings at work as well. It is so compelling to attack instead of think about why the person does not agree with me and try to find a common ground, or to find the arguments that would sway him or her. This is the harder path, the easier path of punching someone in the face is always lurking at the corner of our eyes.