No matter where, who and against whom. And whether it is labeled as domestic violence, organised or institutionalised crime, war or terrorism, violence remains violence. And no matter how hard a person tries to justify such an act by claiming to do it in the name of religion, nation, or even justice and love, acts of violence are a manifestation of the threatened ego that triggers mental pain, fear, anger or hatred in a person. There is nothing noble in the act of violence, and although the ego tries to convince the perpetrator of his power, such behaviour shows the opposite – a weakness and inability to control conditioned mind and emotions.