Re: A History of Violence
On another note. I am not a pyschologist or anything, but I would think that video games, while maybe not the root cause, certainly do contribute to the problem. They allow many kids to detach and withdrawl from reality. They allow them to become exposed to violence that is not natural nor real. They do not recieve counseling, parenting, or mentorship to deal with many of their issues.
I would think that video games, for many, taken to an extreme, and coupled with many other factors contribute to maybe say a "willingess", or "conditioning".
Conversely, I think that it is also possible that these games can serve as an outlet and an expression.
Personally and philosophically, I do not think it is good to expose kids to much of the violence that they are exposed to in our world today. I try and limit what my kids see, do, and practice in this area. When they do witness, participate, role play in these areas, I am careful to mentor, guide, and create an awareness of their actions and try to instill mindfullness in them concerning violence.