It amazes me that people who had a not-so-happy childhood impose what they endured on others! They know what they went through was not ‘normal’ or good–yet use it as an excuse to treat others badly.
They know it was wrong and painful–yet they do it to others and justify their actions as it was done to them so do it to others!
Society has given these people an excuse– it was done to them so it is ok to impose cruelty on others!
From the Independent:
A father discovered on TV that his teenage daughter had been murdered after police forgot to inform him.
Nicole Lowell, 13, had snuck out of her Virginia bedroom on Jan. 27. Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer, 18, has since been charged with the abduction and murder of Lowell. Another Virginia Tech student, Natalie Keepers, was charged with accessory.
Keepers has been accused of illegally dumping Nicole’s body across the North Carolina state line. After a four day stretch, her body was discovered.
Police neglected to tell Lowell’s father that his daughter had been murdered, which authorities have since apologized for. Lowell’s father said he does not blame them for the mistake.
Lowell’s father noted that he had been concerned that his daughter had been chatting to older men online. He told TV show host Dr. Phil that he regrets not putting an end to it before it was too late.
“There’s regrets that I have that I’ll never get over,” Lowell’s father said.
Watch the video report:
Lots and lots of people (myself included) grew up with a terrible life at home AND at school …. yet you don’t see me hurting anyone….and I have my sh-t together despite having no one to ever help me.
I think what it comes down to is simple empathy: do you want to do to others what was done to you?
Do you control your actions, or do other people? It’s not easy, but you can unlearn bad lessons and become a functional part of society. I guess the answer is that life does get better if you make the effort … but it never will if you can’t put your past in the proper context.
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