My own views on Violence and why it is never the answer.

After a formal debate that was discussed in my English lesson last Monday, I wanted to take the opportunity to share my own views on why I feel that violence is never the answer to any problems.

From my own views, I absolutely believe that violence is never the answer, because I believe that violence does not solve any problems, but just simply makes the problems a lot worse than they are, or were first imagined. The reasons why I believe that violence is never the answer is due to the fact that there is a lot of gun and knife crime, but also self-defence crimes.

It is understandable when it comes to self-defence, but if you defend yourself by being violent towards others, then you are more than likely putting yourself in a far worse position, which could, in turn, put you in the frame for something you have or haven’t done, even if it was unintentional or not.

Violence, in my own eyes, whether it would be in a war or a standard fight, doesn’t solve the problem, because violence just continues to promote violence in many worse ways than one. Why should violence be stopped? I believe that violence should be stopped for a very large number of reasons.

On the one hand, there is so much gang violence, as well as the potential for many gun crimes, given that there is a number of stabbings that are occurring almost each week, which has to be stopped, but on the other hand, however, when it comes to fighting in a war or even in just a standard fight that takes place anywhere during the time of the day, violence just brews more violence, violence of which none of us want.

How can we stop violence from becoming the biggest problem? We can stop violence by making peace with each other, and by making sure that we make peace, and not war, because peace doesn’t promote violence, peace promotes happiness and love, violence promotes violence and will only stop if we act on it now before it’s too late.

In my eyes, all of the time that there is violence involved, it acts like a stab wound, it will just keep getting bigger and bigger or bleed out the more we act violent towards others. If, for example, the femoral artery in the victim is punctured by a knife, it will keep bleeding out until the person dies, and it can only stop bleeding if someone stops it and stops the violence from going any further.

In terms of violence, we all live in fear because we fear the type of danger that may creep up on us when we least expect it. It’s a frightening thing to think about Violence, given the fact that violence can cause devastating and disastrous consequences at the end of it all. We are in a world that is not only vulnerable to violence, but a world that suffers vulnerabilities amongst other things.

To conclude, I believe that instead of seeing violence as the answer, we should all make peace with one another, not hatred or war. The world would be a whole lot safer if there was absolutely no violence at all.

Please feel free to submit feedback based on your views of violence.

Alex Smithson


  1. I don’t believe in violence either. I am against wars and any type of violence. People want to ban guns. That won’t stop violence because guns will still be available underground. Also knives do much damage as well. I would love to see the world get along, but there are some countries that will not ever enter a peace treaty. At least in my lifetime. You are much younger and change starts with the young.


    1. I agree with that, I would want to see the whole world get along, but it’s true what you’ve said though, there are indeed some countries who will not ever enter a peace treaty. I am much younger indeed, and it’s true, change has to start with the young.

      Alex Smithson

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      1. I understand entirely how you feel about all this Tessa, it is indeed up to us young ones to do most of the work, I believe in peace, and I hope someday that this world will become peaceful :-).

        Alex Smithson

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  2. Violence is a social plague that is a manifestation of a sickness in the mind.. Making peace with one another begins with making peace with oneself. That’s hard to achieve if you’re a broken or disadvantaged person. Perhaps this is why it’s so challenging to address.


    1. You’re not wrong there at all Lolita, we should all make peace not just with everyone, but also with ourselves, and there is going to come a time in life when all of us in this world are going to need each other, and if that doesn’t happen, it’s only a matter of time before it’s all to late to end violence and wars altogether. However true it may be, Violence will never be the answer and it’s true, it is absolutely challenging to address, because it’s a misdirection of communication and management, and I agree with your comment 100%.

      Alex Smithson


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