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Well it's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but we have seen plenty of dramatic scenes of violence this holiday shopping season this woman here.
Is accused of punching a seventy year old Wal-Mart worker in the face.
On Christmas Eve after that you cannot was asked to show a receipt.
On Monday ten people were arrested after a massive melee in the nation's largest mall the Mall of America.
Police drying their guns inside the mall to try to stop it.
And this -- playing out in several spots across the country people stand and breaking down doors and running each other over.
When one -- that there was a stabbing.
Just to get their hands on a pair of -- Michael Jordan air Jordan eleven and what ever happened facility.
Joining me now psychologist -- regard -- -- from -- college of osteopathic medicine -- or do you think he's for being here it's my pleasure -- I you know good good tidings.
We bring to you read your kid and you know -- -- -- and very bad behavior what you.
I don't remember it ever being like this where every Christmas -- hear about people hurting each other over retail goods even though we've had.
Big sales on Black Friday and -- electronics bonanza.
And who YY.
I think this year we seeing something a little bit different people really being malicious.
With one another being very mean spirited I think part of it of course is the economy people -- much more desperate.
And of course the retailers take advantage of that not to point fingers at them.
But they use psychological tricks such as limited quantity shown you what the big breaks you're gonna get as far as the price is.
Giving limited -- store hours and really -- people up and therefore when you have people who are at risk too violent behavior to begin with I firmly believe these are people who are not living in a vacuum these people probably -- Acted out before behave badly before so when you get them in that kind of an environment well then that's when they really begin to become much more in appropriate but it's not new behavior what.
You see the sort of the old movie.
Clips of yesteryear -- -- and I -- when he fifteenth.
I wasn't around them but -- I've read history yet just seem like this could have happened back then just doesn't seem like this type of behavior happened why isn't happening more and more now what what we're seeing is there's much more density whether it's in an urban area -- suburban area when you put a lot of people together.
And you put them in this kind of a -- retail pressure cooker.
And it becomes an event people like to shop their lives become humdrum they're concerned about as I said their finances and they need something to stimulate them well this is the perfect recipe for disaster and we know from all of the experiments that we do with animals and rats and so -- What should put them all together that's when they begin to cannibalize one another that's when they begin to.
Kill one another and again really behaved in an atrocious man somebody like this you know -- -- -- we don't now.
Britons and she just stands accused right now not not officially -- guilty.
-- she's 26.
Punch out at seventy year old woman to the point where they said she got the run across the floor she had a gash -- -- arrived blood was spewing at a variety to go to the hospital.
And -- on the bright side dozens of the Wal-Mart shoppers.
Surrounded her and her companion that's right.
There -- around them until the police got there which does make you believe in that's right -- -- that's still the line but what's that something like this act this way it's not an isolated incident why.
In Campbell -- all America they're having a melee because we're Reno there was a reported.
Rap star was going to be -- people got so agitated started to beat each other well I think these are two separate incidents when when you take a look at this woman to caddie again.
I she's been accused not found guilty but.
This woman that she punched a seven year old woman.
I don't think it had anything to do with the seven year old woman I think it has a lot to do with this person who acted out in such a violent way.
She's got -- she was actually ours see exactly so she's angry over something else feeling pressure from something else probably -- a very difficult life due to whatever reasons that we don't know and their war.
I'll win the cashier asks for a -- well it just opens up the floodgates she didn't know this woman -- there was no reason to do and we shifted back to the -- it used to be and we shifted back to when -- -- or more civil toward each other.
You know we're just more polite to one another.
Is he -- -- got about your arrival here into the studio in the streets of New York City behind -- which are jam packed right now for the holiday season.
People so rude bumping into you and not a -- -- slew -- sorry excuse me.
It's disheartening and outplayed -- your New York you go to the Duane -- You buy -- you know deodorant things like that and -- you that exchange was somebody you never speaking in particular event.
And they they never even make eye contact with you.
And and that is the key and therein lies the answer.
We have -- just become numbers.
If you want to dial some sort of be a company or corporation or utility company you can't even get a human you get the answering service.
I think what has happened is that we have lost that human touch and we need to go back to that we need to have people listen to one another and talked to one another and try to be civil in a way that perhaps we suggest that it's the only way to be able to interact and not just on the Internet.
Not just by video that actually get one on one interaction with people know one another.
Can reach out and touch one another and can feel the emotion that people really do have one another instead just strangers jostling for the prize whatever that may be in makes you feel more connected and that's how that experience -- -- in the line at you know that we -- -- whatever absolute where it.
Angry because you can -- like it's a quiet than they were -- -- look at Misha won and they like the numbers that I I have an -- and then you challenge yourself to it to try to kill a kind doesn't say.
How's it -- today and then they show you kind of return and heavy black -- that's what people need to do I give you an honorary Ph.D.
today -- that's what people need to do you have to try harder don't be like every one Niles.
Rise above the crowd I talked a lot of these cashiers at the different drug stores who.
Don't even -- -- look at me of course have the perfect face for radio but they don't want to look at me and I insist that they speak to me and I killed them with kindness.
And in return they stopped talking and they smile and if you can get that smile from someone then we are returning to our humanity which is where we need to be and you know what I agree with you -- the value.
-- touch absolutely the most important reach out and touch someone thank you sir all right.
Merry Christmas happy new year -- and the same to --
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