When I am painting and there is too much white on the canvas, I do not add more white.
When using watercolours and I discover I have flooded the paper with too much water, I do not add more water.
If I am making errors in draftsmanship because I am rushing and not observing well enough, I do not draw faster and observe less.
When I am creating a new track and there is too much bass, I do not turn up the bass.
When writing a story and it is too long, I do not write more words.
If the software I am working on lacks structure, I do not further confuse the structure.
If my electronic components are overheating because the voltage is too high, I do not raise the voltage.
In all cases, I do the opposite. I turn it down. I do less. I take words out. I take paint or water off the ground. I go slower. I try to simplify, not complicate. Negative feedback works.
Why, then, do people conclude that when their society has become too violent, the solution is to add more violence?
Get another gun, punish the perpetrators, lock them away and throw away the key, make their lives even more miserable, use rubber bullets, fire water canon, bomb the population, invade the country, fire a taser at them, use more force, injure more children.
Every artist knows that when you have too much, less is more. I wonder why most people don’t pay attention to that?