With the excuse that it is inconsequential games, young people commit violent acts that may become criminal. It is not simple teasing among adolescents, although in many cases parents or guardians not only exempted from liability, but encourage them to repeat their silence or omission.
Factors triggering adolescent violence are numerous and complex. Since the loss of parental authority and the difficulty in family dialogue, through the alienation at school, followed by urban violence, all are responsible. But it is undeniable that much of the problem originates in the house.
The best and worst of human nature exist within each of us. The primary feelings of hatred and envy exist along side the highest, qualities such as solidarity and compassion. What determines which way to take each of them is the existence of appropriate channels for their implementation. It is up to the families and schools to help children transform impulses into acceptable behavior, and society to provide channels for that energy is directed to lofty goals.
The problem with the teaching of moral values is that our belief in these values is given in abstract terms, but transmission occurs in those daily gestures. And in many cases our actions belie our words.
The parents require their children to be upright, but they cheat in games for children to win and to stimulate self-esteem. At this rate applies only teach them who wins, and that cheating is okay. Many parents confuse violence with leadership: the rebellious son “knowing what you want” or “has a strong personality.” Others use force to punish or coerce without realizing that regardless of the intensity of punishment, to hit a boy is taught that violence is a legitimate way of solving problems.
Some parents, do not tolerate the frustration of their children, do not impose clear limits and are not consistent. They forget that frustration is part of life. Children who do not learn to deal with frustration are impatient, throw tantrums and adolescents tend to become dissatisfied. Dissatisfaction and depression can cause violence in older children.
Richer dead than alive. After his death, on 25 June last year at the age of 50 years, Michael Jackson has sold 31 million records worldwide, generating a capital sum in royalties of more than 250 million dollars. This is not counting the income of the posthumous DVD with images of Jackson’s show that never went on stage. Now the major record company Sony has signed an agreement with Michael Jackson Estate granting to his heirs an additional 250 million for ten projects related to the King of Pop to be published between now and 2017. Rob Stringer, chairman of Columbia / Epic, the label that released the greatest hits of Jack, said: “There will be single disc. It could be linked to operations at the theater or cinema, video games or even multimedia platforms yet to be launched. John Branca, the lawyer who administers the Summer Michael Jackson (the man who negotiated the best investment of the king of pop, the purchase of some of the editions of the Beatles, Elvis and Dylan today have a value of 2 billion dollars), said: “We are sure that Sony and Michael Jackson for the future has no boundaries”, and confirms that there are at least sixty songs unpublished in a drawer worthy of the best productions of the artist (the first disc of songs never before publication is planned for next November), “in addition to the well-known catalog of evergreen that you will send for generations.”
These are figures make other million-dollar music contracts seem ridiculous like Madonna (120 million) and Jay Z (150 million). With the money flowing into the coffers of Michael Jackson Estate, administrators and heirs (the three sons of 12, 11 and 7 years entrusted to her grandmother Katherine) will not have problems to settle the huge debts accumulated by the extravagant star in recent years of life (400 million, said after his death, of which 125 already paid in 2009). The new contract is proof that the interest in Michael Jackson is still very high (8.3 million albums sold and 12.4 million downloads in just nine months in the U.S. alone), As sick as it sounds we are facing a phenomenon that can generate, post mortem, trade far more profitable than those related to Elvis Presley and the Beatles.