posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 10:32 AM
Very interesting concept and just too add my two cents, I live in Iceland most of the year, coming home to the states to visit in the summer months
I can tell you that its like a different world, there is almost no violence whatsoever, the police have no guns, people leave their doors open
and unlocked on nice days/nights. No homeless or problems with drugs [sure there are a few isolated cases of drug issues but nothing like the states]
Its the most peaceful place I've ever seen and almost unimaginable and if I didn't live there I would never believe it.
Most of the violence that does occur is in and around the main city of Reykjavík but is still very rare. I would say the only real threat of
being hurt is by nature itself.
So is violence a disease?, No I don't believe it is, but I do believe its a learned behavior. Sure humans have the capability of being very violent
as seen over millions of years, but I live in a land that is proof that is doesn't have to be that way.