Violence, Stupidity

Aside

Those less evolved are less able to control their violent impulses, eventually succumbing and learning how to justify them. This applies to violence as well as other impulsive behaviors. Despite knowing that someday this admission may be to my detriment, I admit that I have these violent impulses as well, but I try very hard to redirect them. And why would I admit such a thing? Because I believe that keeping darkness in the dark prevents me from facing and dealing with it, giving it a chance to silently grow until it escapes, having grown into an unstoppable force.

I was walking up the stairs behind a man on his phone, playing some card game. I wanted to shove him aside or throw him down the stairs. When I’m walking on the street and the guy in front blows cigarette smoke in my face, I want to wind up and do a football tackle on him. Why do I have such impulses? It would seem that I am not the only one judging by the amount of violence in society. Is violent impulse a natural reaction to stupidity, and is stupidity the primary factor in succumbing to violent impulse?

Like the number of licks to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop, I guess the world may never know.