how does this happen?

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
July 28, 2008 3:40pm CST
ok as you all know by now this world is getting bad, i mean people in the world are so mean now, that you really can't trust hardly anyone anymore...and i just heard on the news where someone killed a kid or a couple of kids, and this is just common now that you turn on the television and you hear of a kid or baby being killed...and i don't honestly think that i could ever kill anyone and i sure know that i couldn't kill a kid i mean what have they done their helpless, they look for grown ups to protect them not to hurt them, so i was just honestly wondering and hoping that someone could help me understand this, how do people hurt and kill kids, i mean like i said the kids are helpless...thanks for reading my discussion and i hope that you can help me understand this and have a great day!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Sometimes I believe it has to do with anger issues....someone who is angry may just target anyone not just kids....but kids are little, innocent, and easy to manipulate..... If someone is having an argument, instead of taking the brunt of the anger out on the grownup they will choose the little one instead...It makes them feel powerful, I guess... Alot of it probably has to do with a sickness of one kind or another... Maybe that person was abused as a child so they are now an abuser themselves... It is very sad indeed to think that someone could hurt a child....
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I have no idea either how anyone could kill a child. (Or any adult either for that matter.) As one who doesn't even like to tramp on an ant on the ground, I find it unbelievable that people kill people. Animals don't do that out of anger or passion or just because. When they kill it's to save themselves - either for food or in self-defense.
@shontia08 (846)
• United States
28 Jul 08
that's a question i wished i knew the answer too. i don't understand it either, and the ones that are doing the killing feel so bad afterwards. i just don't understand why they don't talk theirselves out of it before they do something like that. they take away someone else life and their lives as well, so why do it in the first place. this is just something i will never understand because there is no good reason for them to do such a thing. it's hard trying to understand people and why they do what they do. this is a very good discussion by the way.