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originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: DBCowboy
They are hollow and feel no quilt. Its all about what they think and feel. The world and what is in it means nothing to them. They think the world would be a better place if there was no good in it.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ketsuko
We can't fix people. We're people and we aren't that smart.
Even if we did, there would still be evil people. Evil exists. Evil people exist.
No amount of "laws" will ever regulate evil people out of existence.
I'm not trying to imply any spiritual thing.
Evil is just a description that I use to label what some do. They choose to do it. Their sick thinking compels them to do it.
Sometimes, people are just born bad.
originally posted by: Liquesence
That's a debate in itself, whether people are born either good or bad. That would somewhat contradict the philosophical principle of tabula rasa.
originally posted by: Rikku
Sometimes there is nothing we can do. Absolutely nothing.
i'm pretty sure theres alot you can do, other countrys dont have this problem.
the patronising 'bad people do bad things' is a pretty lame argument.
Absolutely. We can try to piece together a picture that may have lead him to do what he did. Or, if the evidence shows otherwise, why what happened happened. But too often we see people, even on ATS, that for one reason or another (generally it's fear) that can't accept that there are bad people in the world, and that there are crazy people in the world, and sometimes those folks go and do bad and/or crazy things. Saying "it doesn't make sense that he'd go out this way" is a poor lens to look at events through, because the overwhelming majority of people in the world can't imagine being in a position where murdering dozens of people sounds like a good idea. So of course "it doesn't make sense" that somebody would be willing to do that. And it shouldn't make sense to most of us.
But I don't think a lot of people have every learned who they really are
If you can't love who you are, how can you love someone else?
lets just lay on the ground and accept how crappy existence is...
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Liquesence
I would say people can be born bad.
What else would you label a psychopath? That's a serious issue to have to overcome in life.