Here’s another Good Question that was on the other night. Is aggression contagious?
“The brawl at the Mall of America several Monday nights ago started out as one fight and spread into many more. It’s not uncommon to see fights get out of control. When given the option to “fight or flight,” are we more likely to choose fight when we’re around others?”
Do you agree with this? When you look at the crowds that get out of control it’s scary. Sporting events get out of control all the time as do “celebrations” that turn violent. I also had a food fight break out with 200 6th graders at lunch and let me tell you, it got out of control really fast. We also “closed the old Met” in 1981. That was “riot” like. I did NOTHING but the “crowd” I was with took our bench that we sat on all those years and forEVER it hung in the Erickson family garage. I think Kevin has it now but that didn’t turn violent.
Why do you think some turn violent and why do things get so out of control with some and not others? Do you think it’s contagious or do you think people should be able to control themselves? I can honestly say if I was anywhere and a fight broke out, I’d be the first one out the door calling 911.
Have you ever been involved in a “riot” like situation? Which side were you on? The aggressive or meek?