Does violence make sense...?

If I perpetuate violence upon my neighbour, he loses more than I gain. We have a net loss, but I don't care because I 'won'. However, society is larger than me and my neighbor and I am liable to be a victim too...somewhere along the line. So violence is gambling because: Two men both have metal.... show more If I perpetuate violence upon my neighbour, he loses more than I gain. We have a net loss, but I don't care because I 'won'. However, society is larger than me and my neighbor and I am liable to be a victim too...somewhere along the line.

So violence is gambling because:

Two men both have metal. They can make a gun or a plow.

If both make plows, they both eat and it's good.

But if one makes a gun, he uses it to take the other's plow and he 'wins' and the other loses.

But if both make guns, they both lose because they starve.

Therefore, violence is a gamble.

Does violence make sense?
Update: @Godless - Ignoring the snipe, yes, violence isn't born of rational thinking. But people who think rationally are less likely to be violent. That's kinda my point.
Update 2: However, my two men scenario is based on Game Theory which has been successfully used to model the behavior of large populations. So maybe there is a rationale to violence after all.
Update 3: @Godless - Well, that's what I find interesting about Game Theory, it can take relatively simple calculations and make predictions about complex environments. I do think that emotions can be explained mathematically on a group level, but I have mixed feelings whether we can explain violence in society logically.
Update 4: @Godless - I should say 'modelled' mathematically, not 'explained' mathematically.
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