What in the world is going on? What could make a person do this???

@Citychic (4078)
United States
June 8, 2009 8:25pm CST
Okay friends, hello and I just have to ask this question, now that I've read something that brought it to my attention. What in the world could make a person kill their children? I mean I know that we all have problems at times but to kill another person and especially someone as innocent as a child, God forbid? I know that sometimes children can get on our nerves as parents especially if they won't do what we ask but never in a million years would I think about doing something like that but it seems like some people don't give it a second thought. Tell me somebody please, what is happening in our world today? Like Marvin Gaye used to sing, what's going on? Tell me what's going on somebody please to make a person do something like that?
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
9 Jun 09
It makes my blood boil just thinking that there are people in this world who can do something like this. Even animals, having lower intelligence than we do protect their young ones, then how on earth do humans ( the most intelligent species on earth), commit crimes like these! I just cannot digest this fact. About a month ago I saw a news article on the tele. A man killed his baby, who was just a few days old, because his wife was not paying attention to him. How sick is that! People who commit such crimes are not humans, they are worse than animals.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
9 Jun 09
What in the world is going on? You make a good point about the animals how they protect their young cbeee3 and we being human supposedly the most intelligent of the species will take a life. Then to take the life of a innocent child is something that I will never be able to understand. The man that killed his baby over jealousy of his wife was truly in need of help. It's a pity and a shame that he'd even want to continue living with himself. Have a blessed evening cbeee3 and happy mylotting.
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jun 09
Thank you for choosing my response as B.R. And thank you for starting a discussion of this sort that really gets you thinking. God bless you and have a nice day/night.
• United States
9 Jun 09
It is sad to think about and read about. I dont think we will ever truly know what causes a mother or father to kill their children. Even if we do find out an answer it wont ever make sense to us. There are so many people out there who want kids and to hear about parents killing there children is just so very sad.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
9 Jun 09
What is going on in the world........ Hell there renemouche, thanks for your response, you are right it is very sad to hear about this and as so many other responders have mentioned before, those of us that are normal will probably never be able to understand what is going on inside the mind of a person who would take the life of their children. Let's hope and pray that it's not some new trend that people call themselves setting. God bless you.
• United States
9 Jun 09
People wage wars, drop nuclear weapons, kill innocent people, judge, stereotype, criticize, rape, sue, argue with other people. Every day 9,000 little girls are raped Every day over 1,000 people have their identity stolen Every day almost 30,000 people die Every day 5 children die of premature deaths And you ask why ONE person killed their kids? I think what's gone wrong with the world is people like YOU. You sit there all ignorant in your perfect little city, in your perfect little country in your perfect little world, completely oblivious to the horrible crimes being committed maybe less than 1,000 miles from you. That my uneducated friend is what's going on.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
9 Jun 09
What in the world is going on........... Well I was hoping that you being the educated one could give out some civilized answers, you don't know anything about me or my life, so it's very immature and premature of you to make such a false accusation. Perhaps you are the one that need to get a grip on reality. I watch the news and I can see what's going on in the world but it's still no excuse for this kind of idiotic behavior. Also if you have nothing but negative response in the future I hope you will keep it to yourself because nobody over here is interested in what you have to say at this point. If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
My God. I can not believe that someone could do something as horrible as this one, more so to one's kids. Sorry, but I can not find it in my heart to think of a reason that prompted this person to do that. It breaks my heart.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
9 Jun 09
What in the world is going on......... Yes I know exactly what you mean. It it so sad to think that somebody felt so alone in their problem that they had to result to those kinds of measures...Well Happy mylotting!
@check23 (448)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
When someone is crazy, he/she can't think of anything right. Maybe in their hearts they didn't like what they did but their minds are not working right and it's in control of its actions.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
9 Jun 09
What in the world is going on.......... Well yes I can even agree with what you are saying here. There minds might not be working right but then if that is the case they need to go and try to get their self some help. Nowadays a person can leave a baby at a fire station or hospital if they are having some kind of a crisis. So I still say there is no excuse.
@jaisundar (216)
9 Jun 09
Its really an strange discussion and it is not that clear to me to answer you.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
9 Jun 09
What in the world is going on? Hi there apparently you haven't seen or been hearing about all of the children that are being killed by their parents. It seemed to have started out about eight or nine years ago when a woman drove her two children into a body of water and they drowned. I mean we all have deal with different situations in life and we just never know what we might do but to take an innocent life is really mind boggling to me. Maybe I was a bit sheltered as a child but even I grew up knowing it was wrong to do something like that. Anyhow thanks for your response. happy Mylotting!
@MartyM (95)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I don't 'get it', either. I'm a single mom of a great 16 year old boy. When I read in the paper or hear on the news that children are killed, it makes me sick!! The most recent one: that little girl,Kaylee ( I think that was her name). How could her mother do this?! What did that little girl do to 'deserve' such a thing? Just discusting!!
@jugsjugs (13045)
10 Jun 09
I think some people just snap and can not control their temper,then on the other hand some people dont like being a parent.I have 6 children and it is hard work and some time children can push you nearly to your limits.Other people just find it hard to cope and they do not ask anyone for any help when they are having problems coping with children.I do not understand why anyone would kill a child let alone could kill a child.
• United States
10 Jun 09
i honestly dont know,but god forbid the poor children that have such terrible parents like that.i mean child abuse was bad enough and now we have parents killing their childrens.lets just say the world has honestly gone to crap.
@YazEid (1139)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
Hello citychic This accident happened in my neighbor , there was a man who has divorced his wife , she has the kids .. he started an affair with his neighbor who was married , one day his neighbor's child found him in the house , so he killed the child not to tell others , the mother was mad at him when she saw that so he killed her too .. the story didn't stop here , he went to his x-wife house , he entered the door killed her and her three children !! our society was shocked after the news told the story , now he is in jail, and doctors have interviewed him hundreds of times to make sure if he is insane or not , after the interviews they found him not insane , and he is now in the court .. I have no idea what would make such a man who is not insane to do this horrible thing .. he wasn't drunk , he is not mentally retarded !! I think he is not human
@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
9 Jun 09
what did you hear?could you share the story?that sounds like a pretty sad story.our world is sad.i have noticed in our town there is no where for kids to go in the summer no decent place for the kids to spend summer while the parents are at work.now this is no excuse for a person to kill a child but doesint this scare you.and think of how the child felt it had to have recieved some kind of bad treatment beforew all of this.
• United States
9 Jun 09
well, it is hard to explain, some people, when they face troubles that they could not handle, they decide to take their lives and tehir childrens. Maybe it is because they worry thier children don't have any support.
• United States
9 Jun 09
There has been many news telling how a mother killed her kids or a father or even killing all the family members. It's scary just to think that that might happen to someone near us. I personally coud never do any harm to anyone and especialy to my kids yes I do get upset when they do something wrong but to kill them NO there is no way. I think that people that do that is because there is something really wrong is their head. They might think is the right thing but they are just not right in the head. Whe do not have any right to take other peoples life. And the economy and depresion are no excusses we should be strong for our kids and help them grow so the coud have a better life.
@flzmlady (419)
• China
9 Jun 09
i think its becoz their weird psycho. why people will be angry with kids? i don't really understand it,but i do not quarrel with or fight with kids after i am no longer a child.last week a child in my living block happened to run into me real hard and made me have a great pain.ten minutes later his parents came and apologize to me.i didn't say any harsh words to the boy but to let her mother get this child away and i and his father delt with this matter. what surprise me is that, around us,many adluts fight and wrong treat children,and some of them even are proud of donging this and saying this!
• United States
9 Jun 09
Most likely those people had problems to begin with and their annoying little kids just made it worse. So they just killed the problem with out thinking about what they had just done.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
9 Jun 09
People do this to spite their spouses in some cases! Some people have mental problems like Andrea Yates was when she drowned her 5 kids! Some people just don't think! Some people just don't care! I think our world has no patience,no direction,no respect,and just don't care! I believe alot has to do with some kids who are raised by one parent,usually just the mom and the father is no where around! It just isn't that it is society! We have an uncaring society that gives you the feeling you can do anything you want and not care about it! When society changes the world will!
• Saint Lucia
9 Jun 09
I can only think that the person went momentarily crazy or suffered from post partem disorder.I cant see why you cant think to give this child to someone who is willing to make a life for this child.Thats when we really see that there is a god.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
9 Jun 09
We have actually had it happen here. A mother had post partum depression really bad, and her husband knew. (not an excuse) The husband left the mom alone with the kids and she killed all of them. In this case, I think the husband is just as responsible as the mother. People who would kill children are not in their right mind. I agree that children can be totally obnoxious. Mine push my ever last nerve sometimes, but I cannot understand the mentality of killing them. Most of the cases I have heard about are a result of post patum, or a woman trying to impress her new man. I had postpartum depression but never thought about killing the kids because of it. One positive way to look it, is that maybe God's watching out for them and bringing them home to him, rather then leaving them in the care of an unfit parent. I am with you though, it's not something I could ever phathom doing. How someone can look at a little innocent face and take the life out of it, is beyond me.
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I have no idea what people could be thinking or not thinking. How could you harm a child in this way. I mean really, what is on their mind, why would they do this, what is going on that makes them think that this is anywhere near OKAY. If you do not want your children take them to the police station, call social services get some freaking help.