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Violence is a problem that we as humans deal with everyday Today it seems thatwe deal with it in just about every aspect of our lives From childrens cartoons to thenightly news we are witnesses to its power and harm A highly debated argument for thecauses of violence are surrounding our homes as well as our government No matter thecauses of violence or for that fact aggressors we have a personal responsibility must betaken for violent actions We are given the choice to decide how we each want to live ourlives but before we decide we must look at the ethical issues that surround our choicesMost humans strive to live a good pure life Violence is one of the few instancesthat destroys that good life It is something that we work towards eliminating It isdefined as an act taken against another being with the intent to do harm We oftenconsider violence in terms of the physical aggressor yet violence can surface in a varietyof ways even including self-defense Violence is a result of conflicting interests orunresolvable differences In most instances both parties to he conflict feel that they areright and that their actions are justified However there are other cases in which their is aclear aggressor and victim Nevertheless violence is a very complicated and difficultBy its very nature violence is an act against life Life is sacred It is cherishednot out of purpose of use not instrumental but for the good intrinsic value of its verybeing Violence is instrumental It is a means to an end There is no intrinsical goodnessin violence Violent acts are not good for the sake of violence itselfA single question that arises out of the argument of violence and nonviolence Isviolence ever justifiable or acceptable The two main types of arguments that arise are theself-defense paradigm and pacifism The self-defense paradigm accepts violence as ameans to protect ones life or the life of others This argument interprets life as
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