Re: No, the world is not becoming a more violent place so what are you getting out of
The world will always be a dangerous place IMHO. The danger just evolves into something we don't realize it's there.
As a case in point, previously countries prevail over other countries territories by overcoming them in wars through physical power and military might. Now, it is done through economic wars (eg Chinese, Japanese buying American major companies). Although the path of overcoming something is different, the outcome is the same.
Similar to individuals, the danger has evolved more from physical to psychological. "Wars" between individuals cannot be avoided since that is the nature of humans. I think this is where we can apply our learnings from the martial arts not only in the physical sense but also the psychological since the outcome will be the same.