I think today I will kill, maim or hurt someone, just because someone did ________ (fill in the blank) to me.
I am so tired of hearing this crap. Whenever media/news asks someone why they chose to do the deed they did. The guilty person always comes back with some excuse of his parents or someone doing some horrible thing to them.
In March I will be 31. In my life I have endured abuse, homelessness, poverty, ridicule, hatred, and the list goes on... I say this not as an "Oh poor me" but as an example. I do not blame others, I do not chose to hurt people (notice I say chose, because I believe it is a choice). I live my life to the fullest.
I rarely watch talk shows, part of that reason is that every person who parades across the stage wants to blame and point fingers, at everyone but themselves. But I have a perfect example of placing blame on someone else for something and using it as an excuse....
Several years ago, my roommate hollers at me to come see whats on TV. On TV was a talk show (no I don't remember which one) and on the screen was a young man. If I remember correctly he was about 23 yrs old. He was being charged with murder and when asked why? Why he did the horrible things, he calmly responded that he was murdering young boys who had never been circumcised, because his parents had circumcised him as a child. He continued on saying that he had psychological damage due to it and he should have been given a choice in the matter. I was absolutely flabbergasted!!!!! I could not believe what this young man was saying. He was killing people because of a decision his parents made when he was a week old!!!! Give me a bloody break!!!!!
Again and again I have heard stories similar to this one. I enjoy psychology and have read stories about people and the reactions they have to life after enduring abuse etc. To me there is a difference of people who have endured real pain and perceived pain.