Monsters Aren't Born, They are Created by this World

@OneOfMany (9155)
United States
December 9, 2015 8:15am CST
People are born as people, and are usually raised which love and kindness (there are always exceptions, but do those babies survive easily?). As they get older their environment and the things they see shape their thoughts and who they want to be. If the world and other people set them apart from the masses, they can be elevated to greater things, or cast aside and beaten down, rising again as monsters. I should know, because apart from my family, I certainly wasn't elevated among my peers. People that aren't elevated and have no tether to decency and love, become monsters that others fear. We live in a world of humans, and a bad spirited human is capable of the worse of humanity. Even I struggle to contain the desires to destroy that were inscribed into my spirit by those around me. Fortunately I'm not a monster, I have ascended. I do know that there are plenty of others that did not, and they are out there, causing so many problems to this world and creating other monsters through their efforts. After a while, it becomes difficult to compete with the legions out there. Isn't it time we work on creating a world without monsters plaguing it?
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@Jessicalynnt (47938)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Dec 15
while this is true MOST of the time, there are exceptions. The brain is a complected machine and can be born missing things, like missing the ability to feel empathy. So technically monsters can be born, although I will note that environment creates many more than natural born ones.
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
9 Dec 15
Monsters can be born, but they can be good monsters that use those abilities for good things rather than bad. I certainly was born with something that makes people single me out and probably attracted the bullies when I was growing up. Fortunately for them I keep my vengeance to my imagination and actually don't find them and snuff them out (which the monster part of me thinks would be incredibly comical and delightful). Good thing I keep my demonic energies in check!
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@Auntylou (4408)
• Oxford, England
9 Dec 15
Yes I think you are right, just as autism is common , so, relatively is sociopathy
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Dec 15
@Auntylou yeah, and some of those things, not necc the autism as that isn't considered evil in of itself, one can be born with. Things broken in the brain, lack of certain somethings that prevent empathy or attachments from forming, Some sociapaths and such don't break laws, aren't evil, there is still some choice factor there, but.... just saying that occ evil can be a birth thing.
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@LadyDuck (125942)
• Switzerland
9 Dec 15
I do not think that some people were born "monsters". I believe that something in our life can trigger the monster that is inside us.
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
9 Dec 15
I certainly looked like a cute little kid. No one would confuse me for a monster at that stage. In college I certainly was a monster of sorts. Good thing I ascended into something else. :D
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@Pattitude (1311)
• Newton, North Carolina
15 Dec 15
Yes, that would be great. But I don't see how we can eradicate it, when there are always going to be bad parents and bad people that affect some people detrimentally.
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
15 Dec 15
Well we correct the nature of the world and society and start from a new foundation of living. If we keep the same foundation nothing will change. Sometimes you have to rebuilding from the bottom up. Hopefully without a civilization reset this time.
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@Pattitude (1311)
• Newton, North Carolina
15 Dec 15
@OneOfMany That would be nice if it was possible. There are just too many people to fix this. Unfortunately, we might need a civilization reset
@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
15 Dec 15
@Pattitude It is possible. It just takes a long time. The last time there was a civilization reset was 12,000 years ago. People think this is the first time civilization got this big, but history was altered and facts were erased as they were discovered. I don't know if I could handle that again.
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• Philippines
9 Dec 15
the society, those big crowds they tend to bully the minority which in turn them into monsters. If only people treats other people with respect.
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
9 Dec 15
I think there's more than just that. There is too much corruption in the world right now, and those people doing the corruption are in high positions of power. If the monsters rule the world, then it will be hard to make the world a better place.
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• Philippines
9 Dec 15
@OneOfMany the best way for us to be part of that crowd is to respect every one and not put one down. you never know when they come back to haunt you.
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
9 Dec 15
@Letranknight2015 I'm pretty good with other people and respecting them and getting along with them. I certainly can get along with most types out there.
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@Namelesss (1041)
• United States
9 Dec 15
I think we all have a monster inside. Whether we let it out or not is up to us. Whether we demand it be constructive or destructive is also up to us. All to often one is born into or finds themselves in a 'monster making' situation. How to be is a choice we all make. Monsters often are the driving force behind the good things mankind does that rises to the top.
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
9 Dec 15
8 years of repressed anger and hatred that I had built up trying to live 'happy' really transformed the monster part of me into an all encompassing mass of evil. It was no longer a monster, but a demon of the highest order. Even that is tamable, but it took years of effort and experimentation. Of course, it's something that will never leave me as well. Yet despite that I'm trying to do good things for the world.
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@Auntylou (4408)
• Oxford, England
9 Dec 15
Glad you have thrived in spite of your upbringing
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@Auntylou (4408)
• Oxford, England
10 Dec 15
@OneOfMany Sounds as if that teacher was a sadistic sort, quite wrong for his work
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
10 Dec 15
@Auntylou It's actually he was one of the ones that had something against me. A form of prejudism in a really silly way. My mother came from an urban area and my father was born here. My brother and I were born here as well, but they consider us 'tainted' because of where she grew up. My cousins whose parents both grew up here were always popular. My brother and I were treated poorly, and it wasn't until much later than one of the coaches told my brother in secret. He thought he should know, even if he (the coach) disagreed with it, he couldn't stop it. I feel like these are backwards scum that need to be crushed. What a silly form of prejudice to have.
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@Auntylou (4408)
• Oxford, England
11 Dec 15
@OneOfMany It is funny how in groups can treat "outsiders". When we came to Oxford it took years for us to accepted by some of the locals
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10 Dec 15
We are all capable of being monsters; we're born with the ability to be evil. Nurture certainly serves a part in suppressing this, as does medication if needed. But sometimes people are monsters without meaning to be, or even realising. And sometimes the monster inside us can never be got rid off.
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@OneOfMany (9155)
• United States
10 Dec 15
Well thankfully I no longer have a monster. I have a dark god inside me. That's far worse! But at least I'm still in control.