Last week Australians were rocked by the news
that a seemingly normal man ended the lives of his three kids and wife in
horrific circumstances. Some have come out and said the perpetrator might have
been “driven to it” and that “these things happen”.
LiveTribers, does Australia have a violence problem? Has it always been this
way? And what do you think needs to be done to stop this?
Posted by on 24 Feb 2020
Huge gaps in support system in Perth. They should follow Melbournes example as
its a mess here.
Lest we FORGET the slaughtered indigenous, lost generation based on Our
ignorance and white self entitlement. Can we ignore the compost we raised the
seeds and WEEDS of this country in? Lest we forget.
Dear Horn. Minority groups you say? The convicts who invaded and slaughtered
indigineous are actually the minority who should not preach so hypocritically.
This country was FOUNDED ON VIOLENCE. Lest we FORGET .......
Definately we do have , and it will only get worse unless our justice system /
Governments stops pandering to minority groups . We are being governed by
gutless wonders and our court systems , magistrates and judges could care less
about decent law abiding people . The sentences are too light ,the parole boards
need a shake up . It is not just domestic violence we need to get on top of .
Also our migration system needs to be strickter and more thorough about who is
let into this country . No papers and proof of who you are genuine birth
credentials ,and genuine legal record ," No Entry " we have enough no good born
Australian animals in our country , we don't need to import more !
Yes definitely. The major concern is the growing violence by young people,
even children, and these individuals will grow up to be violent adults.
I agree with Mact the main contributor to the increasing violence in our society
is the (non) justice system. There needs to be consequences for wrong doings.
Unfortunately, the minority do-gooders in our society have bullied the rest of
us into feeling guilty of we're care
Australia absolutely has a problem with domestic violence, i think men and women
are exposed to violence constantly from a very young age through tv,sports such
as boxing and UFC and horror movies and action movies. I think it's inevitable
that our mind and attitudes toward the use and consequences of violence is
No violence problem but a basic justice problem. If a person had a dvo or
equivalent against them them the aggrieved party usually a female should be
afforded the full and actual protection of justice. If a perpetrator has a
history of violence and intimidation then gaol him if the plaintiff has been put
in harm's way....how hard can it be magistrates!!!? Cheer's Mact
I agree with you Angela, from personal experience as a gay man, I spent 20 years
with a man who left his wife and kids because he was afraid he was going to
become violent towards them.
The reason was his pent up homosexuality which was trying to bust out.
He found me, we became partners for life and he was happy, for a while! He
professed undying love, initially, but after a few years it became conditional.
He got control of my money, my mind, and my love and affection. Then started to
control my movements etc. etc.
Before eventually leaving me, with everything including my dignity, he made the
statement "You're getting old, you remind me that I'm getting older, and that's
not where I belong. I need to be around young people as that is how I
He left me for a woman (Yes, a woman.) who was 3 years younger than his
daughter, because she had supposedly inherited $5 million (that was the
But I took him to court in an attempt to get recourse, but due to dodgy lawyers
(as I've concluded they all are) and their little legal technicalities, I was
not allowed to introduce the Mental, Physical (how can one man physically
assault another man was the excuse), Emotional and Financial abuse I had
suffered for the 15 years before the breakdown of the relationship, or witnesses
to any of it.
So in my eyes, the legal system definitely needs to change.
Thanks for sharing your story. I hope it helps someone else and it certainly
raises awareness, especially around the failings of the legal system in your
case. I hope you are healing from this awful experience and I hope you have good
support around you.
The problem with violence has become worse over the past 70 years.
I am putting the responsibility squarely at the feet of the feminists in the
burning their bras in bourke street was not the smartest thing to do.
Men protected women back then, the court didnt. but with the feminists then the
activists and all the lies and agendas and our justice system has got worse we
cant punish crimes we need to rehabilitate,
YOU CANT Rehabilitate people who dont know they have done something.
Anymore than you can rehabilitate a gambler or alcoholic unless they admit they
have a problem, but this is not PC today.
We had Batty get Australian of year after she allowed her son visit with father,
she said he threatened to hurt her but didnt think he would hurt the child.
Her reponsibility was to protect her son, SHE DIDNT and he is dead and she
blames everyone, they system etc, but not her action the were the main
So yes we have more because both men and women know they can get away with
violence as the legal/justise system is too much of a pansy, and controlled by
We have feminist and pussie judges problems.
AND do gooders who trash our legal system and crap on about equality...
Yeah cry me a river, they are like the cockroaches of society
I agree 100% and could not have been more succinct in expressing it.
I am 76 years old and for the past 50 of those watched as all forms of the
community have become too "politically correct" and I hate that term!
I have watched as the judicial system has lost it's power (or guts) to do
anything about the issues, and lawyers manipulate the system with little
technicalities to get their client off from any form of punishment. Then the
criminal walks outside the court and gives the finger to the system with the aid
of the media.
I personally believe that voilece in Australia has always been here and is
getting worse Amongst both children and adults.
It was a few weeks ago that a young girl starting high school at Giles plains in
Adelaide was beaten up at a near by McDonald's after she had some food,
The children involved were not jailed just asked to apologize,...
to the abuse of another young girl in Qld I think that was killed for going to a
party by her DAD as it was to her addiction for having fun....
Alot of the voilece I believe is within families and the way the adults act to
children or vice versa.
A small family mum and dad and daughter the mother and father are on drugs no
food in house to feed child.they always sent there child to mothers
house....this young girl has learnt more from her grandma than her own mum.mean
while her mum and dad doing drugs haven't learnt and get voilent when drugs
aren't round or no money toget drugs......it was a scary scene to see they were
our ex neighbours the young girl now has a job between her schooling and we bump
into her from time to time and she says all her parents want is money from her
and she can't say no but give what she can afford as she is scared of her dad's
Her next move is to get her own flat toget away from voilece the police have
been called dozens of times and he bail out so they can't catch him.
In honesty not even the law can help this small family as this is most like the
way they grew up themselfes....
It's also hard to help out people that don't want to help themselfs....voilence
is something everyone grows up with and to stop it would be really hard as it
comes down to decisions you make......
Yes domestic violence goes both ways but with so many new cultures where the man
"controls"the woman/family/finances, what hope do these women have. Also so many
men hate the fact that their wife/partner can have simple friendships outside of
"him"- such egos, no respect for anyone else. Tougher laws - more jail time,
cancel visas and deportation. We do not tolerate such behaviour in Australia.
DVO do not work. I met a man years ago at an up market club - we went out a few
times and then he told me not to wear makeup when we met again. We didn't meet
again as I could see the signs of a controlling personality. He obviously liked
the way I looked when we first met - guess he realised I looked better than he
did and he couldn't handle it - how pathetic!
Yes Australia has a horrific violence problem and the majority of perpetrators
are men. In domestic violence these men are violent towards their spouses and
their children and tragically these scenarios end in death every week.
In societal violence men are also the majority of perpetrators, committing
atrocious sexual violence against women and children, and horrific violent acts
against other men, such as the coward punch incidents we have seen.
Violent men hurt EVERYBODY, women, girls, boys and other decent non-violent men.
Drugs and alcohol play a significant role, but the violent mind set starts much
earlier than that. My brother was severely bullied at school and spent his high
school years terrified. He ultimately took his own life.
Children bully and assault other children these days, film these incidents, then
post them online. Our society is becoming increasing more violent.
So we need education and anger management to start very early on in schools, and
we need good, decent men to stand up as male role models and say this is NEVER
ok. I particularly liked the coward punch ads by Danny Green and I think
television and radio are effective at getting the message across. I would like
to see many more of these ads.
We need decent men to stand up and be heroes and publicly denounce the violent
behaviour and the pathetic excuses that go with it.
Since I posted yesterday I was thrilled to see a young man has been commended by
police and recommended for a bravery award after intervening in a domestic
violence dispute. He cant be named due to his age (because he's only 14 years
old!) but he's the definition of what it means to be a "real man".
Yesterday I asked decent men to stand up and be heroes and it took a 14 year old
boy to show us all exactly how it's done. I'm so proud of this kid and his
parents for raising such a great young man. As long as there are boys like this
in the world we are moving in the right direction...
Violence is a worldwide issue that is not dealt with consistently and in some
cultures is even actively encouraged.
I have been on the receiving end twice, so I think I can say with great
certainty that we have a violence problem here in Australia. One of the men was
Aussie, one was Kiwi but both portrayed themselves one way to the public and
differently behind closed doors. Both were apparently caring, loving and gentle
right up until the wedding was complete, then both treated me like a thing.
Both times everyone around thought I was making up what was going on at home,
until they saw the bruises or witnessed a bout of violence. Even then, some
still blamed me. My children were both witnesses and victims but worse of all,
the system didn't want to help.........".it's just a domestic"........was the
usual comment, even after being almost run into oncoming traffic. Only days
after this incident a man was jailed for doing the exact same thing to a
stranger, but in my case...."it was just a domestic" and nothing happened.
The law needs to take each incident on a case by case basis as my example above
shows, there are one set of rules for couples and another for strangers. We see
the law over the top when a woman cries abuse and uses it to take children away
from their fathers out of spite and yet it does not come to the help of people
in real domestic violence situations. There is far too much talk and not enough
action to change things and now we are slowly allowing Sharia law to sneak into
Australia which will further undermine the safety of women and children.
There is a voilence problem, Family voilence crosses every spectre of people.
The real issue is, that the Mental hospitals were all shut down, and now to be
able to access any type of help it is a mine field. There are not enough
facilities, let alone staff, if as much money went into mental HEALTH, as goes
into building prisons, society would be much better off. Too many are in
prisons without any form of rehabilitation, or follow up when released, and
the cycle continues like a merry go round.
There needs to be a facility set up for offenders of violence to be held in
instead of jail. Where they are put through courses / type of rehabilitation
etc, as jail does nothing to stop repeat offenders.
Mental health does not make criminals, they all know what will happen if they
stab or shoot someone. They are under educated and are unable to control
emotions. And our justice system is useless they all get parole and kill someone
else. Just like that Bourke St murderer who was mistakenly allowed to be on
parole. If the parole board had properly read the paperwork.
Violence crosses all class spectrums and all levels of education. A highly
educated and financially successful abuser has even more power to intimidate his
victims, and of course he can afford the very best lawyers.
Australia has no more of a problem than any where else, you find idiots allover
the world, just look at the states, where the most dangerous place you can send
you kids is to school, there, you are not a man if you don't have a gun, don't
look for someone to blame, look inwards, we are all to blame, we all have
violence within, only those of us who keep it within, are real men, life is
good, love yourself, then you will have no trouble loving others
I strenuously object to your your statement "we are all to blame". Are you
seriously saying that the 7 year old girl who was assaulted at Kogarah Dance
Studio was "to blame" for what that animal Anthony Sampieri did to her?
Yes I agree that the law stinks and family violence won’t stop the
perpetrators are sent out on bail or as the say given an avo to stay away from
the wife and kids but they should be locked up as soon as the step over the
line and should be charged according to the severity of the offence and not let
out of the eatchouse until the have been properly assessed by a mental health
professional and locked away with medication until they have been cleared of
domestic violence it won’t end unti the laws are made stricter and changes
need to be put in place ASAP so Scott Morrison if u want to be staying on as
prime minister change & make these imediate changes and don’t let unstable
people back out in the community and all these lives would not be lost all the
victims like the stabbing at the spring st and the Bourke st tragedy and queen
st massacre and Hoddle st they r let out on bail which shouldn’t they should
not be on the streets please change this ASAP before more lives r lost
Australia certainly has a problem at the moment. It has been happening for more
years than the Government know. When I was born everything was hidden by both
Family and Government. The fact that the Judges do not deliver the correct
sentences needs to be corrected or these so called JUDGES NEED TO BE HELD
ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR WEEK DECISIONS. As for Police and Domestic Violence their
attitude needs to change and that should come from their new Leader.
Yes it does, I had domestic violence in my marriage, I had 7 avos, my son almost
died at 2 yrs old under his father's care swallowing amyl nitrate, and almost
died. No judge listened to me, avos meant nothing it's just a piece of paper,
laws stink here, I had all female judges who were against me, they said I'm an
overprotective mother, they gave my stupid ex more time to spend with his father
even after the overdose, and I called the police to come over as my ex harrased
me on the phone, and they told me they can't do anything because he didn't say
he was going to kill us, I said OK u call u when I'm in my grave and they just
looked. Sorry to say domestic violence will never stop its getting worse, I say
woman who in domestic violence situation and have kids pick up Yr kids and run
because there's no family law or help as it should be
Yes Australia has a violence problem and crime isn't punished severely enough.
Bullying, physical and verbal abuse and drug and alcohol related crime is all
that is in the news these days. Coming from a third world country I thought that
women were burnt by their husbands only in third world countries so I have been
so shocked to hear how regularly women are being subjected to all kinds of abuse
and death at the hands of men. We need to start educating children that no
violence is acceptable and that respect is so important and children need to see
that men give women respect and vice versa because they learn by example.
Australia is not the only country with this problem, in Italy ffor example the
last news that I've heard, they loss one young child every five weeks just two
weeks ag at flaxmere a young child was bashed so severly that he has brain
damage broken leg the police officer who attended the scene said it was the
worst he seen in thirty years & the family in question wont speak to the police
Yes i do believe australia has a violence problem, as i have experienced
violence from my own daughter and her associates and currently have custody of
her 3 year old son for a period of 8 months so far.
I am 66 years old. married at 18, have 2 children, raised 3 grand children and
now 1 great grand child. My 2 children were like chalk and cheese. My son docile
and daughter intelligent. Husband and I had words when kids were asleep so kids
never around. Son married young to an older woman with a child in her mothers
custody - she dominated my son, lie and cheat - but every time he returned home
he would return to her because he worried about his kids. His wife would call
police every time there was a disagreement because she made it a fight throwing
and smashing items and tell kids it was his fault. Wife always went out and
slept all day,while son worked, did housework, cooked and looked after kids. Son
and Kids in primary school moved in with us after wife was addicted to ICE. Son
would NOT go for custody of kids as HE feared what she would do. Wife would
loose pension she had been claiming all her life. Wife was known to have people
sacked (eg. walk into retail shop and yell at worker that she was having affair
with her husband). Wife took custody of great grand child a month after he was
born by lying to DOC's and court, she kept this in court for 3 years meanwhile
her daughter turned to drugs and this has destroyed her life. We have her child
now while she cares for her mentally ill drug affected mother. My grandson was
involved with an older woman, had his daughter, BUT not allowed to visit her.
These 2 women are from the same country, not Australian, live south of Sydney
and are only a few years older than the boys. My daughter has been around the
world, married, has 3 children and career.. If only we could record what really
happens, love is as short as a rollercoaster ride. It is the ability to care,
blend and bend, NOT want, want ALL the time. How many people do you know have
several children to different men ? Perhaps the government pays TOO much in
family benefits. My daughter with 3 children does not receive benefits.
It seems every day that there are further reports of home invasions, car
jackings, assaults causing serious bodily harm, rapes, murders, theft, bullying.
I made a comment to a member of the police force recently, about the escalating
crime rate in Australia. He replied that it has always been so, we just didn't
hear about.it. However, I remember playing in the street after school, walking
with my Mum after dark, riding my bike to evening classes, catching the tram to
the local town hall dance nights and never feeling threatened or unsafe. Maybe
I'm old fashioned but this is what I have observed
1. Kids are overindulged these days. They have mobile phones and tablets, for
example, that give them access to social media, bad language and behavior that
they think is acceptable. Swearing is considered normal conversation now. I find
it offensive when used within earshot in a public place. Where is the
2. Parents don't send the kids outside to play anymore when they want to talk.
Kids these days hear too much adult conversation. They grow up too quickly. Kids
should be kids, happy and enjoying their childhood years.
3.Regarding crime. In my opinion punishment is far too lax. We need far stricter
laws. I saw a comment about the police being too soft on criminals. I don't
agree. The police arrest these criminals and the courts give them some minor
penalty that doesn't fit the crime. No wonder crime is escalating.
There is far too much entitlement. Drivers on the road think its their right to
push in, tailgate, honk and yell at the driver in front for not continuing
through the intersection on the amber light.
I could go on but I think I have said enough. In short, there is far too much
entitlement. Enough said!
I would say Australia has a much bigger problem than violence and it is called
abuse. Violence is only physical abuse. Abuse isn't taught by the parents.
Abuse is taught by the environment they are in and nowdays it is pushed through
media and social media. The parents condone it, by not regulating the childs
intake of the information, poison as it were. The parents condone it by not
teaching the child about human rights. The parents condone it by any manner of
abusive behaviour towards each others and those in their environments.
Violence is taught by the parents. The child see this and it continues as they
grow up. Just like bulling. They get away with it when they are young and so it
continues. Start early and nip it in the bud.
You are right troy but as fast as the police catch these criminals, the judge
just lets them go, we need to kick out all current judges in Australia and
replace them with more modern upto date judges that will sentence these animals
to proper and more justified jail terms but we also need to make our jails
"PRISON" and not a hotel with pool, computers, porno movies and other luxuries,
its supposed to be a punishment not a reward.
Our prisons are full. Once sought for accommodation for homeless ( shelter and a
feed) for minor offenses, Now the homeless are filling our streets and prisons
in 5 star accommodation. The kids and others are let off without consequence or
a fine that can be paid off if on centrelink payments. Everybody should be
accountable for their actions, drugs and alcohol NO excuse - put them away to
dry out and think of their actions. If prisons can be built for offenders, why
not build bed-sitter units for the homeless, then 2 & 3 bedroom units for
families. No men allowed in women units and No women allowed in men's units, and
police will know more of violence.
Depends on the situation and family background. Alcohol and drugs are the
biggest problem when taken by family members. Violence happens when they need
money to feed their addiction thats when they dont think and get violent lashing
out at their families. I think so Australia do have this problem as drugs and
alchol are easily attained.
Nothing can be done. Women need to round up all the men like cattle and farm
them. They can be milked like the cows, so all women have free access to
reproduction and the ability to leave them in their stalls at the end of the day
for hygiene reasons. Free range not caged. We aren't like them. But if the Novel
Male Virus is not contained, it will destroy us all.
Yes we and every country inhabited by humans has a violence problem.
Neurotypical humans are insecure, competitive, deceptive. And they are the good
ones. First World countries are best at hiding it but no better than third world
countries, just more sanitised abuse, like the media washing the actual news so
the actual truth doesn't see the light of day......Men are the far bigger
perpetrators so the violence WILL NEVER END until MEN are prevented from
dominating women and children as their POSSESSIONS instead of EQUALS. THAT
STARTS IN THE WORKPLACE, POLITICS, COURTROOMS, SCHOOLS, PAYROLLS, SPORTING
ARENA, SEX......ETC.......IT doesn't start AT HOME. IT STARTS in the public
arena first before it MAY affect personal values within homes...not the other
way around. No point teaching my child to be fair and true when surviving as a
woman outside of the home requires skills in how to deal with corrupt, sexist,
outdated laws and men who drive laws and society. No. She has been taught how to
be fair to those who are fair but RUTHLESS to those who even attempt to relegate
her as an inferior gender. Perhaps ALL GIRLS SHOULD BE. BOYS ARE........AND BOYS
GET RESPECTED FOR IT. Dear girls. You DONT give ANYONE a second chance to demean
you. At work. At the train station. At night. Never give them a second chance.
As someone who has learner these things way too late, believe me when I say that
once I got THIS, I have been only a force to be reckoned with ever since. When
YOU allow any man to discriminate against you and your gender, your allowing him
to do it to someone else too. And he WILL. Normal man? Lose the word NORMAL for
starters. If we MUST use it, then NORMAL is defined like this. It is normal for
men who NEVER display ANY voice raising or violence in front of others to be an
evil tyrant behind closed doors.....it is just as normal as breathing. Same goes
for many women. Men will NOT STOP. THEY MUST BE STOPPED. AND IT WILL HAPPEN
AGAIN because we aren't machines. We aren't perfect. We never will be. So get a
few islands that no-one is using and take them there. Or else more of us will
die. Same goes for the meth heads, pedos, liars, anyone who does any wrong. Is
THAT why the earth is sinking? Because Earth is just one BIG island full of
Such viral topic was complicated to give an answer. if we look at this issue and
compare the current Australian situation with other less-developed nations, we
might find that Australian probably are not in an extremely violent environment.
As the Australian still step in a developed country that has a law and order
within their criminal and justice system, citizens or anyone who comes to here
for residents, they could feel that the crime rate is relatively probably low in
most populated areas. So, generally, Australia was not a dangerous place for
living, at least for crowded cities, you could live there most of the time
safely. But, for the countryside, small-town probably need more security
services and anti-criminal force to manage their overlooked situation, those
places were less developed and not very populated compared with cities,
sometimes, some fatal crime, like serial killer could commit the horrendous
crime and get ignored by the majority, as those places were indeed more
isolated, criminals could hide there for a long time while being overlooked by
the center of society. Once something happened, people from the city or bigger
areas might not know, or, if the serious crime emerged in those small towns,
victims could not effectively get their justice quickly, somehow, the hidden
crime could increase its extent as that isolated environment was a suitable
culture dish for the criminal to continue their ill-will violations.
Secondly, if we have to look at what happened lately around Brisbane over that
car fire murder, and what some online celebrities or security officials'
comments on this matter, we probably could find out that the culture and
procedures of handling intimate relationship abuse were not sufficient enough,
which could possibly breed some repetitive perpetrators to keep breaking the law
and escalated the crime situation. As Australian twitter users angered with
those victim-blaming controversial remarks from the Brisbane police departments,
we could say that such horrendous crime could happen was due to the failure
action on protecting the vulnerable. Whether on a child or miner abuse from the
school, family, community churches, etc. , or on domestic violence, or even on
disruption from the lousy behaved teens, we could see that the education system
and working-related training system didn't provide enough suitable culture on
'stop the violence', some people just barely have an improved mindset on handle
this kind of issue, eventually failed to protect the victims' right, moreover,
when the fatal action from criminals become a breaking news on the social media,
people might finally realize the violence did not receive its punishment, we
were still living in a backward society that failed on actions and awareness on
protecting victims. So, if we have to blame or reflect, the current education
system and training system over all kings of work, or even the law and police
system was not sufficient enough to let people feel free from the violence,
those departments certainly should do more on this, and people across the nation
also should campaign on stop violence that enlarges the consciousness and
self-awareness on stopping the violence among us.
Yes, I believe Australia has both a large violence and bullying problem. I have
seen this recently when my daughter just started at prep this year at a public
school. She has experienced bullying from some boys at the school. One was 5 or
6 years old and he told her he was going to kill her. The other times it was by
2 grade 2 boys who repeatedly both pushed her to the ground and told her that
she was just a girl. The school has now intervened to stop all of this. Both
violence and bullying are totally wrong and should be stopped as soon as
possible. If bullies are not dealt with early on in their lives, they will
continue being bullies for life, at school, work, marriage and socially and will
harm many people in the long run, leaving their victims at increased risk of
depression and anxiety.
When you start taking children's lives due to uncontrollable violence the
government has to have a cold glass of water,a piss against a tree&a good look
around&ask themselves,WHERE is enough...ENOUGH.
HARDEN UP YOU BEAUROCRATIC IMBECILES&START EXECUTING THE PRICKS.
Yes ! i believe we do , but a lot of the violence stems from ICE usage .
We have another problem with youth violence ie. gangs are forming , in their
different "territories" , and we haven't really seen these for about 30-40 years
What i don't understand is what are the parents doing , letting these youths
roam around the street , looking for a fight . I really worry about the teenage
girls that seem to be attracted to these boys . It's only a matter of time
before we have knife wielding rapes and gang rapes and that's not just young
girls ! The youth's seem to have too much free time and sit around parks and
malls and also seem to have the parents backed in a corner . They feel entitled
.We used to have PCYC years ago , but too much time is spent on computer games
and i honestly believe that mental issues are rife . As far as the Somali's are
concerned , warn not just the youth's but the entire family that they are on
notice for deportment !
There is a difference from having a violence problem to having a domestic
violence problem. There has always been violence issues and domestic violence
has always been an issue but it was a hidden issue. It is becoming more out in
the open and we are seeing just how many are affected. While the majority is
women being the victims there are cases of men also being affected. I
volunteered as a place where I came across a few men who were seeking help due
to domestic violence.
I have several friends who have suffered from domestic violence often emotional
abuse but a couple where also physically abused.
More awareness is is needed. Also people need to know that abuse is not just
physical but can also be emotional, sexual and financial. We need awareness
campaigns so friends of victims can be aware of the signs. We also need ways for
victims to be able to get help and for more safe places to be available. Its not
an issue that will be solved overnight but we need to start and not just have
inquires which lead to nothing changing.
It's not just Australia that has a violence problem, it's all countries. Many
factors would need to be taken worthless into consideration concerning the
reasons why this man killed his family.
Ultimately poverty, drugs, alcohol, mental health issues and personality play a
huge role in causing people to react violently. Violence is something that I
personally have difficulty controlling and usually let it out by breaking
something worthless, punching a pillow, screaming into a pillow, listening to
some angry music etc. While I have been told that my behaviour is embarrassing
or occasionally funny to any witnessing my display of emotion, I feel it is
better for me in the long run to let out that negativity as if I bottle it up it
will only fester inside to reappear years later as a mental illness or tumour.