Why I dislike violence.


Violence begets violence is a familiar saying.

I dislike violence because it harms the lives of human beings. Violence is wicked – a crime which arises out of bad or evil thoughts.

There are many types of violence. Torturing children, kidnapping youngsters or adults for money, committing sexual crimes, murder and attempting to murder others are some of them.

Religious leaders and the media inform us that violence is the root cause of everything evil which prevents the development of a country.

Violence originates mostly because of financial needs. In this hi-tech era, economy plays a major role in the development of a country. People need more money to meet their basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and education. However, most people cannot earn enough money to meet the needs of their day-to-day life. As a result they think of ways to overcome their financial problems even in a wrongful manner. This eventually leads to violence.

Life is difficult without money. There are many children without an education and many adults without jobs. Some of them think that violence is the only means to meet their needs. If it spreads rapidly like an epidemic, it will be very difficult to cure. That would directly affect the progress of any country.

It is said that ‘prevention is better than cure’. Therefore, we must control violence before it grows and spreads fast. The Government should take immediate action against those who resort to violence.

They should be severely punished. The media must also play a major role and enlighten the public about the dangers of violence. Awareness programmes must be conducted by the Government. Then we could minimize violence to some degree. We should try to eradicate violence. This was the goal of Mahatma Gandhi. That is why he is called the ‘father of non-violence’.

As students, we must follow the path of Mahathma Gandhi and strive hard to promote non-violence without being engrossed in worthless activities.


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