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Violence is the use of force or power. According to the World Health Organization, it is divided into three broad categories: self-directed violence, interpersonal violence, and collective violence. The question of why violence is inflicted upon oneself or someone else is open to question. Could we categorize all violence as bad, or is some violence necessary to prevent people from committing punishable crimes?

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The idealistic approach to ethics of violence is that no matter its reason, it can never be justified, which is why it is always wrong.
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Violence can result in lifelong consequences

The physical and psychological impact of violence can last for years if untreated. Although many individuals are hospitalized because of violence inflicted on them, or their exposure to it from any degree, many victims still find it difficult to recover from their trauma.
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Violence of all forms is wrong because it can result in lifelong consequences. Experiencing violence firsthand can have a physical impact such as permanent physical disability and psychological distress, leading to long-term mental illness. Students who experience bullying, sexual, sexual, physical, and psychological violence at school are prone to developing weight disorders such as obesity, undereating, or self-destructive habits (self-harm, smoking, etc.). Such students, when they grow into adults, find it difficult to cope with normal life stressors. They tend to isolate themselves, avoid confrontation, or become obsessed with constantly pleasing people to avoid conflict. [1] The violence that happens on a larger scale, such as war, genocide, bombings, and mass shootings, disrupts nations' development and well-being. Such conflicts result in a high mortality rate and disability. The consequences of war stretch beyond mortality and extend to endemic poverty, malnutrition, economic/social decline, etc. [2] The passive consumption of violent events through social media and news coverage can lead to psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One may not develop a psychological disorder through media right away, but it does lead to feelings of sadness, grief, and anger.

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The effects of violence are, in fact, not as large as they are said to be. With the right therapy and school education, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems can be eliminated. Violence itself is natural and not wrong, but the way people perceive violence makes it a problem. For example, passive consumption of violence through media has very little effects on human psychological behavior.[3]

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  1. https://ijponline.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13052-019-0669-z
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1472271/#:~:text=War%20destroys%20communities%20and%20families,in%20material%20and%20human%20capital.
  3. https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/new-evidence-suggests-media-violence-effects-may-be-minimal
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