Tit-For-Tat

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Critically discuss the ethicality of coercion and tit-for-tat behaviour. (200 Words)

Coercion is the method to persuade one person to do some something by another person or entity by using means of power or threat.
Although coercion is considered good in some cases, especially when some positive result for greater good is occurring through it. Yet, coercion deprived one person from his liberty, the freedom to take decision or act, and it is also affect the self-esteem and confidence of coerced person. On the other hand, gradually without realization, coercion turned out to be torture and discrimination of human being.
e.g.- Govt imposed taxes on various things to finance welfare programs, but gradually this rate increased so much that it affect the welfare of public itself and caused mental and physical stress.
Tit for tat, attitude to teach lesson to others does not provide solution for long time. It diminishes the value of compassion and rationality. A vicious cycle of hatred start with this attitude. The answer of hate or brutality with hate and brutality resulted into more brutal and undesirable action from both parts.
Now many rival countries(e.g- USA and China) are adopting the path of tit for tat, which is posing a danger to world peace and existence.
Gandhi’s quote – “An eye for an eye makes whole world blind” can be used here