To solve the problems of violence we need to come together and communicate more
Within the framework of the international social project "No to violence in the family and society" ALLATRA TV team conducted a social survey with citizens of Michigan, USA.
Reporters interviewed people with questions of importance to talk about domestic violence in the family and society and not to be silent about it, and how we, as a society, can solve this problem together that violence would no longer be present in our lives.
Residents of Michigan shared their opinion on how to eliminate violence in the family and make our society psychologically healthy through communication and mutual support. All of them answered that it is really important to talk about this topic nowadays because we live in a world where there is an extremely violent society.
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Reporter: Today there is talk about domestic violence in the family and society. How important is it to talk about it, to not be silent about such problems, so that people are safe and they can get out of such situations?
It's extremely important. You know the world that we live in unfortunately is in some sections of the world, in the country or is an extremely violent society and that's very concerning. I don't really understand what drives people to be that way, you know. We, you know, hear the latest news this week and there's been different instances where [have] been mass shootings. I don't know what the answer to it is, but to me, whether it's the worldwide or the U.S. society. That's very concerning, and, you know, kind of heartbreaking to think that, someone would create such life-changing catastrophes for people they don't even know. I've never understood that. Now we can no longer be a complacent society. We.. It's beyond control of law enforcement. We all have a responsibility to step forward and to try and make the world better and make others safer.
Stephen: That should not be acceptable to anybody. So I don't think I'm any different in that way. I think everybody feels the same about violence. It's not acceptable under any circumstance. Within our family or outside or to other people that have no family.
Tim: Violence in any manner, I think, should be taken very seriously. Any type of violence it's hostile. It has not only just physical demeaning items to it, but it also just the psychological effects that come from violence are just as easily as horrible as the physical side. But they're also the mental or the psychological effects they are usually under.. found they're not, it might not be as discovered as well. So I feel like violence is a very tough thing to cover. Just because you know even though you can address the physical side of something the mentality behind it's always to have to cover.
Eric and Kaya: My attitude to that, you know.. I have a couple different feelings and a couple different minds. I think a lot of the pop culture, I think a lot of, everything that's going on in society with the violence. You could turn on the TV right now and, you know, from sexist, guns to anything. Anything related to anything. The first thing a person wants to do is what — get angry. You know, you want it, you want to handle it in a way that no more, you know — "Hey, let's sit down let's figure things out." It's not like that. No more. Now, you know, — "Hey, come over here at Walmart we'll buy some guns. Hey, come on over here to Dick's," — you know. What happened to when you go to Dick's Sporting Goods and.. or you come places like this and everything even to the fair game shooting and everything. I mean that stimulates people's minds. You know like "Oh, you know ,what happened to the clown walking around making balloons, you know, for the little kids running around screaming with the elephant ears?" Now they're walking around with little guns shooting like this and that's not cool. It's not cool. Yeah I don't, I don't view it at school my kids would never, you know. I'lI would want them to have fun the way it should be. This behind your sidewalk drawings. This, you know, this right here that brings happiness. When you look at this there's no Sun. Of course there is. Look around you! Look at all the people! There's your Sun! There's your bright day right there. That's how I feel.
Reporter: How can we together solve this problem? So that violence abuse is no longer present in our society?
Stephen: By just treating other people as we would like to be treated. I wouldn't want anybody to be violent with me which means the responsibility is on me to not be violence towards other people as well. So I think you should just treat other people the way we would like to be treated and the world would be much easier. The relates violence
Eric and Kaya: I think communication. I think people [are] feeling confident. I think being, understanding that they're not alone. I think everybody that deals with that type of situation in their life, they need to understand that the people that are smiling, maybe, they deal with that as well, you know, but they just figured out a way to hide it. But if everybody comes together and they feel better about themselves, like if she has an issue and I'm able to sit down and be it the way I look or anything like that. Like, you know, people come to me all the day, every day, all day and they say - "Erick, you, you know, you got tattoos all over your body, you got earrings, you got changed. I would never expect you to communicate the way you do, and I pictured you from over here or something completely different, and then when you spoke you had me." Well it's not about had you. It's, look, just because I like this type of stuff doesn't mean that I'm a violent individual. It doesn't mean anything. I would love to sit down, and because just as well as you see this I can put a suit on and you would have no idea, you know. But again, I think coming together and being able to communicate with everybody on a regular basis and being able to share and sit down and say — "Hey, I've dealt with that too." It might help this person over here that's having bad thoughts going through its head to say — "Hey, I'm not alone", — and when you're not alone you come to places like this, and when you come to places like this you have fun, and it might give a person another day.
Tim: It'd be a very tough challenge to try and fix the way of violence out there in the world. There's so many different types and kinds, root causes. Those who try to go for [it], to fix the root cause, they might be missing something in the middle. I think it takes a group effort and actually it's something you mentioned before, it takes a unifying aspect to get everyone to come together, and I think it takes a lot of monitoring – knowing your friends and making sure that you're making new friends, so you have a new group to keep healthy together, so.