Entertainment | Health | Arts | Science

The Violence Within Us

NPR | Dec. 16, 2013 12:10 p.m.

Contributed By:

NPR/TED Staff

This episode, TED speakers uncover surprising realities about violence.

This episode, TED speakers uncover surprising realities about violence.

Sascha Burkard, iStockphoto

“Everybody potentially is a killer, but some of us are potentially more than others.” — Jim Fallon

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. So why are some people violent, and others aren’t? Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? What would it take for an ordinary person to become violent? In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we’re all capable of violence.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow on Facebook:
Thanks to our Sponsors:
become a sponsor
Thanks to our Sponsors
become a sponsor