Violence is, obviously, the act of abusing, usually in physical or verbal form, though the former is more commonly thought of when speaking about it.

We all have experienced violence at one time or another in our lives, such is human society. But what exactly causes it, how is it done, and most importantly, why? And what can we do to fix it?

The Causes

When people get angry or frustrated, they often feel the need to express that feeling to someone or something, in some form. This can be in the form of physical or verbal expression, but more on that later.

Frustration is usually caused by family tensions, which in turn can be caused by any number of other causes, such as disagreements. These can range from trivial quibbles to major fights over important aspects of both current life and that of the future. Whatever the reason, violence is usually not random, if it is, then this is probably a result of mental issues on either the victim's part, the abuser's part, or both.


The violence itself may take any number of forms. As stated earlier, this could be physical abuse such as hitting or punching, or verbal abuse such as name-calling or shouting.

Why, and how to resolve

Violence is not a pastime, and may not be temporary. The abuser almost always has a cause they perceive to be the fault of the victim. If they do not, they may have a serious mental issue that a professional, certified psychiatrist should diagnose. See your regular doctor for a referral to one.
If allowed to continue, neither victim nor abuser will benefit, and the health of both will decline. It is best for somebody to step in and stop it before it gets any worse than it already is. If you notice somebody being violently abused, helping the victim will save them much time and worry, and help the abuser as well. Since no two cases of violence are alike, determine the best action to take when interfering, but do not make the mistake of getting too involved. The violence might extend to you as well.

If nobody has stepped in yet, it will do you no good to wait around. Separate yourself from the abuser –– visit your local community center, for example -- engage in other activities that you enjoy. Join discussions and seminars with your peers, and engage in something else. But do seek help. If you can, find a counseler, be it at school or at a practice. Your doctor may be able to help as well, make sure to ask him or her. Aditionally, there may be an abuse hotline you can call. Search for them in your telephone directory, or visit your local library to search there.