Isn’t Ironic We’re Affected By Violence Even Though We’ve Stayed Away From It For So Long?
I am an angry dude who has never gotten into a fight before.
I may have stayed out of trouble, but in struggling to deal with my anger issues, the idea of having not been in a fight made me feel many things that were less-than-stellar:
- Like I am not a real man.
- Like I didn’t go through a rite of passage of sorts.
- Like I repressed a part of me.
- Like I didn’t allow the ‘real’ self to come out.
And all that jazz.
Truly, I ask, isn’t it ironic we’re all affected by violence even though we’ve stayed far away from it?
I am sure you’re a nice, normal person trying to live a peaceful life.
You do the right thing.
You stay away from toxic people and toxic places.
You walk away.
You avoid confrontations.
Maybe you got into an ugly fight or two before in your life, both physical and non-physical, and you learn from it and move on.
Yet, violence affects us.
Guys like me take it personally.
The rest of the world? You see shit on the news.
You see viral videos of morons fighting.
You hear stories of your friends getting into fight, some of which are told with pride.
Or your mind ruminates into revenge fantasies when somebody pisses you off.
What do you all think?