What a great thread
Just not sure it should be here, but deserves to be on ATS instead of BTS so will leave it for others to decide
OK, here is my 5 cents...
I see a lot of kids .... and can quickly make some judgements about them. Sometime I am wrong, others I am on the nail.
One kid walked past me the other day, and as I saw him I went internally "Whoa, this guy is trouble".
Why? He looked the same, as the others, he was shorter than usual, he had no horns on his head. But he just gave off an "aura" of malevolience.
Sure enough within minutes of watching him he was threatening another child. I ejected him from the room, and he went slowly and reluctently, fighting
me every step of the way by will, not physically, trying to take the upper hand, to force his will over mine.
When he was finally ejected he stood outside the room in full view of everyone and made rude jestures at us.
He was a kid, for whom either a prison cell or an early death is his future, and he was about 12 yrs old.
He was the sort of child for whom no amount of talking, discussing, or punishment, would change, I imagine if he abused you and you threw him through
a window, or hung him out by his ankles he would STILL abuse you. Life for him seemed ot be a mater of his will over all others.
Maleviolent, is the only word I could use to desribe him, and a social ticking bomb. ... yet I had only experienced his presence for under 15 minutes
Yes there is evil... and this kid had a bit of it in him.
Check this from Scott Peck...
"There really are people and institutions made up of people, who respond with hatred in the presence of goodness and would destroy the good
insofar as it is in their power to do so. They do this not with conscious malice but blindly, lacking awareness of their own evil--- indeed, seeking
to avoid any such awareness. ."
This was this kid....
[Edited on 4-6-2004 by Netchicken]