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User avatar #85 - xdeathspawnx (11/28/2013) [-]
or maybe because kids have always been like that. A young human brain does not understand empathy, and is usually very selfish. This is why kids bully each other so much and refuse to share, because they see themselves as the center of the universe and can not comprehend the affect their actions have on others.
#108 to #85 - dontknowmeatall (11/28/2013) [-]
Except that biologically speaking this is supposed to end around age 11. The rest is just bad education.
User avatar #120 to #108 - xdeathspawnx (11/28/2013) [-]
yeah, but the post said that children are becoming more violent. I would not consider anyone older than 12 a child.
User avatar #104 - nimba (11/28/2013) [-]
irregardless ugh... blindlessly...
Are you suuuuuure that was the word you wanted to use
User avatar #117 to #104 - CaptainPugwash ONLINE (11/28/2013) [-]
Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?
#114 - shabalaguy (11/28/2013) [-]
"Children are cruel."
User avatar #102 - Gandalfthewhite ONLINE (11/28/2013) [-]
children are mindlessly violent because that's just in their nature. Like The Lord Of The Flies
#98 - Ken M (11/28/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #5607 at Friendly ** blindlessly
User avatar #97 - vesblayze (11/28/2013) [-]
Describing an act of doing something that is without blind?
I... I can't even...
#94 - hazelnutqt (11/28/2013) [-]
Actually, the part of the brain that's responsible for connecting the effect of something to your actions aren't fully grown until you're 25 ish.. Your brain simply can't attach the right feelings (I.E. shame) to your action (like, say, punching somebody), until your brain is more developed. Until then, what you're feeling is remorse at being caught doing it.
User avatar #96 to #94 - bakakinji (11/28/2013) [-]
A lot of times, you still feel guilt from the action itself. It's just that as you said, the frontal lobe isn't completely developed so teens tend to act on inhibition. Their brains don't realize it's bad until after the fact.
User avatar #91 - runescapewasgood ONLINE (11/28/2013) [-]
A couple things

1. Blindlessly?
2. In the shows in which there's violence, there is usually also gore. There have been violent shows on for decades without problems like this arising like they are now.

Here's how I see it:
Parents have become much less disciplinary over the years (this is why you see foreigners often doing better in schools than Americans themselves). The reason why this topic is arising at this moment in time in America, and primarily in America, is also because of our system of education. We teach things that will be useless for many kids, but don't teach valuable skills to help kids survive high school, college, and life (literally survive - many kids kill themselves).

1. Disciplinary issues - Within the past few generations, parents have been "losing control" of their kids, making the kids feel like they're not under the control of their parents. The parents, once the kids are teenagers, usually begin to see the children seriously acting out by doing things that are seriously out of line, thus the parents soon attempt to become more controlling, but by then, it is too late. The kid is too far gone. Parents go through giving these kids everything, but they don't stop to think of the consequences. I hate to say it, but hitting your kid and laying down the law is necessary to prove you are above them in the food-chain of family. (I'm not talking violent abuse - I'm talking asserting dominance by spanking, slipper, etc.).

2. Education - Public schools are failing. Many of them, the ones in good counties, are actually doing pretty well because they're well funded, once again, by their county. However, the majority of public schools really aren't like this, as some of you probably know. Some are rundown and dirty, and the kids (through no fault of their own) have been indirectly led to a bad lifestyle.

Because of the word limit, I'll stop here, but this is pretty much what I think the main problems are. Would love to hear other opinions.
User avatar #92 to #91 - runescapewasgood ONLINE (11/28/2013) [-]

Bad Education and discipline are big problems in society today. Leads to the problems that have been recently arising.
User avatar #83 - terrria **User deleted account** (11/28/2013) [-]
But kids are ignorant, even untaught the same behavior is to be expected. They wouldn't know how violent to be until they were so, and if they were ignorant the child would simply have to be angered and not know their own strength in order to display blind violence.
User avatar #81 - kwanzalord (11/28/2013) [-]
I'm sure you already got billions of complains about blindlessly is be able to see.

I agree, but it's a mix of things.
Empathy and sympathy are things people develop.
This includes the way children realize that, if you stab someone or shoot someone they die...and/or it hurts a lot.

By watching shows
Just for example (it's just for an example! I love these shows!):
dc or marvel shows.
You see super heroes and such get cut/slash villains. You don't see blood, death, or the idea of people getting seriously hurt (limbs gone, crushed bones..etc)
Kids then think that even when doing such actions, others will simply get back up just like in the shows.
User avatar #80 - stocxt (11/28/2013) [-]
Okay so
>Make things overly-gorey to scare kids away from violence
>It only desensitizes kids to gore
User avatar #77 - wienersack (11/28/2013) [-]
*Insert complaint about "blindlessly" here*
User avatar #72 - slowbroking (11/28/2013) [-]
I like how just about every comment is about how OP used "blindlessly." Honestly, one or two people saying it would suffice.
#40 - mrmamric (11/28/2013) [-]

So are children aware of their violence are aren't they?
#35 - alekshm (11/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #31 - FightClub (11/28/2013) [-]
it would probably increase if the gore was inserted

it motivates me more
User avatar #21 - jonboehner (11/28/2013) [-]
But violence (murder) is down 50% since 1990... how can you explain that OP
#24 to #21 - Ken M (11/28/2013) [-]
Gun ownership and conceal carry rates have risen tremendously.
User avatar #26 to #24 - jonboehner (11/28/2013) [-]
thats because gun owners are afraid of their guns being taken away by the government
#27 to #26 - Ken M (11/28/2013) [-]
Well of course. They've been trying since the 20's,
#25 - Ken M (11/28/2013) [-]
That, and black people taught them to be that way.
User avatar #19 - mikepetru (11/28/2013) [-]
Ummmm......did you mean "recklessly"?
#18 - crzylion (11/28/2013) [-]
all young mammals explore how far they can go with violence
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