In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"It seems that today violence consumes our youth and the public eye. Much of the violence is over publicized and emphasized in the media. Over the last few centuries we have strived to gain independence, nonviolence and civil rights, but have we cast away all the hard work have done for us, just to fulfill a thirst for power and materialism? This overbearing sense of egocentrism has taken over our society, but has been glorified by the media. Though our lawmakers and guardians can reprimand violence, it remains in our freewill to make the right choices in regards to the public and us. However, we are not often consumed by the wondrous things the world has to offer, but the hatred and greed that consumes the world."
"Where Do We Go From Here?,"
Verbum: Vol. 10
, Article 17.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol10/iss2/17