Desensitization

Desensitization to violence and aggression is a topic debated and discussed in this age and time.  Often video games are cited as the reason for desensitization of children today.  The movie, Paths of Glory, shows desensitization to the point of senseless loss of lives.  In the movie, a troop is essentially condemned by a general as it will help him ascend through the ranks of the military.  The general talks with another about percentage of men that will be lost with indifference.  This level of desensitization is the main cause of conflict in the movie.

The generals discussing how many men would be lost.

People become desensitized after excessive exposure to violence or violent situations.  It often happens because the violence is impersonal, and does not affect someone.

Here are some links for better understanding:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110525151059.htm

http://www.livescience.com/11056-constant-violence-desensitize-bore-teens.html

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Posted on February 25, 2014, in RE:Framed. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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