kalvano wrote:Dude, I'm from Dallas. Not saying it's hardcore awful, but we led the nation in murders for a while. Criminals are 99% dumbshits who just don't know any better. They aren't truly crazy.
I think crazy and dumb are maybe the wrong words that describe what I'm getting at that would turn me off.
I don't mind working with less educated or intelligent people. My own father is very uneducated and I can understand their different background and try to do my best to communicate in a way that they can relate to (and try to understand them from their perspective). It can take patience and time dwelling on another person's background before greater understanding is attained. But I don't mind that.
And I also don't think I'd find it a problem if a person is literally mentally insane. They wouldn't be in control of their actions/thoughts and need help.
But the malicious, ruthless, brutal, uncaring, cold at heart, sick/perverse type of person is one that would bother me. You hear of gangbangers burning people with hot irons, slashing their faces open randomly on the street to gain gang stripes, sick-minded people brutally raping a woman in front of her husband or child, ...things of that nature.
Those are the types that would maybe bother me.
Someone like that must be very sick/perverse and cold at heart. To do those things and not be able to sense another person's pain or feelings....I think you'd have to be extremely cold in your heart. Like a monster.
I don't know how someone can harm another living human being and rationalize that away in their brains. Perhaps these people were never loved as a child themselves ...but I'm not sure that explains it away. You may just have someone with low self-steem in that case?? ...What causes a person to just not care whatsoever for another human life? Is that a choice they ultimately make from many smaller choices of the heart? Like little choices here and there that are cold. And then ultimately a wall of coldness has been built up to the point where they don't view others with any respect or love anymore and can do these heinous things to people?
....Sorry for going so deep into this. Just free flowing typing.