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Originally posted by QuantumEcho
reply to post by Ramcheck
Thanks for the reply, I appreciate your tolerance and willingness to listen to the other side of the story.
Believe me when I say, I know the evils that can be perpetrated by individuals such as myself, because I've done some pretty terrible things on my own. I can acknowledge them as terrible, I can separate myself from the situation and understand what I've done, but it's impossible for me to feel remorse or pity. Does this make me a monster? I don't choose to behave this way, I simply don't understand what sympathy or remorse are. It's like speaking a different language to someone, and getting angry at them for not speaking your language.
I sought counseling, and treatment, and you'd be surprised at the psychological toll this can take on the sociopath. I think the remorse registers with me on a deeper, subconscious level, and it's kind of stored up. I suffer from the migraines, and I have nightmares, but I certainly don't actively choose to hurt people.
Again, I think restraint is the dividing agent here. If someone revels in their condition, they enjoy the "thrill of the hunt", then fine, condemn them for what they are if you will, because they choose to hurt others. But I won't be lumped into a category that I didn't choose to put myself into.
Thanks again for your support, and I'm glad to be aboard ATS.
I hope the future will see more genetic research into these conditions and as to what causes them. If we can understand the cause then we can treat or modify the traits. I know this touches on eugenics and I'm not sure where I stand on that either but we need to understand what causes these traits I believe.
Originally posted by m1991
I feel sorry for psychopaths. Honestly, though they would laugh at me probably because they don't understand what they are missing, I think it is the most tragic existence there is. Could you imagine never feeling love for another?
Originally posted by Jana12
reply to post by m1991
My guess is that you were never really close to and/or victimized by one of these deranged people. Am I right?
Originally posted by deadeyedick
Nothing good comes from stereo typing people.
We are all different.
Originally posted by Never Despise
The psychopath is a tertiary predator.
The next step in evolution.
Evolution does not generally favor the "nice" and "gentle."
We have created conditions that favor the selection of human wolves, human predators.
What does that say about the world we live in?