To Cause Pain

As with many of my posts I need to post a disclaimer at the beginning to ward off unwarranted speculation. This post is about no one in particular and is not in any way regarding a recent circumstance – rather just observation. Or if you’d prefer, the following applies:

Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead,or undead is purely coincidental.”

Now to the meat of the matter.

I have never understood people who seem to need to inflict pain on others in order to lessen or mute their own pain. I have run into this on many occasions in my own experience and through the experiences of others and it boggles my mind.

I have thought about this off and on for a long time and I have yet to come close to understanding how creating pain in another’s life reduces the pain in the one who is inflicting it. Psychologically this kind of mindset is most close to the serial killer and maybe it is on the same spectrum (although obviously not near as horrific).

The reality of the circumstance is that the pain you casue always comes back to you, always. Whatever psychological illusion of peace it brings to a person for a limited time is just that – an illusion, bound to be washed away and replaced by regret, shame and even greater rage.

In the end there is nothing good about it and it boggles my mind.

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