Suicide-forgiveness better than revenge!

@catchre (407)
Philippines
December 23, 2006 6:36pm CST
This is a true story which happened in the USA.A man came out of his to admire his new truck.To his Puzzlement, his three year old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny part of the truck.The man ran to his truck and knoked him out, hammered the little boy's hand into pulp as a punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital. Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers on the poor boys both hands.When the boy woke upfrom surgery and saw his bandage stubs, he innocently said, "Daddy, I'am sorry about your truck."Then he asked, "but when will my fingers going to grow back?" The father went home and committed suicide. Think about it, a truck can easily be repaired. I think we should all think first before we lose our patience with our love ones and eventually lose them. We often forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge Give me your insights about the story
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@doniker (493)
• United States
24 Dec 06
if this is even a true story this father was a mental timebomb that was ready to explode...and did. I have a child and their is nothing that could make me harm her. F*ck this guy and good riddance. We need less a*holes in this world and thankfully this guy took himself out and saved the taxpayers some money. That is again if this is all really true. Please provide some documentation.
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@vdub8v (11)
• United States
24 Dec 06
idiot. but then again, what comes to mind is the old adage, blinded by rage.
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@zotopec (307)
• Pakistan
24 Dec 06
Well, he was neither a mental case nor a timebomb from what I gather. I think he did it on impulse and without thinking. Sometimes these things happen, thats why they say that Haste makes waste.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
I think this is an urban legend the man would have been arested right away at the hospital he could not have gone home. but I do think we should think befor we react.
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@Jahnya (142)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I am not sure this is a real story. I have heard it many times. But even if it is, the poor kid is going to need therapy for the rest of his life, not to mention the mother.
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@harsh1985 (595)
• India
24 Dec 06
i just get shocked from this real story.. in such insidence loss of temper is the only cause...this man not fit under the name 'father'because nobody will punish our child like this.. well certainly forgivness is better than revenge....but within time limit in above case his child say him sorry for that now his fingers is amputed..then although father will forgive his son...he can't return his fingers..the damage of that son is more than truck...so every person must not loose his temper to avoid permant damage of human. the last thing is sucide of person....i think he had not capacity ti face his child....but sucide is not solution for that....!!
@catchre (407)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
He should have decided to go to ange management.Poor Guy
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
24 Dec 06
A pretty gross bit of over reacting. No one loved my car more than I did, and my child pitched a rock through my windshield once.I certainly didn't injure her!
• United States
24 Dec 06
I can't believe what some of you are saying. Good riddance if he was mentally ill? Then there is a very large portion over the population you must think the world would be better off with out. Me being one. What the father did was wrong but two wrongs don't make a right. Where was the mother? Shouldn't something be done to her for allowing a three year old child to be outside by himself unsupervised? To me there are more questions than answers.
@pramod05 (26)
• India
24 Dec 06
Oh!This is a very sad incident,this all happened because of the lack of the patience and uncontrollable anger which he vent on the his child which had already done a permanent damage to him be taking his fingers and now even more as his father is no more.we allways want to take the revenge on the person who make us angry or who did loss to us but we often forget that forgiveness is very great than the revenge.
@catchre (407)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
I totally agree. Peace is a result of forgiveness while revenge ends Peace. Ciao
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
24 Dec 06
It's a good parable or something. I hope it's not a true story. But, like the first responder, good riddance to this jerk, if it is true. "How many times should we forgive?" a student once asked his master. "70 times 7" was the teachers reply. (a side note, in this ancient culture "7" was recognized as the most sacred number).
@catchre (407)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
Please do understand, the child says sorry. The father, i think, wasn''t able to forgive himself.
@misste78 (539)
• United States
15 Jan 07
First of all, if this is a true story how is it possible that this guy made it home in the first place. Shame on the medical staff that didn't call the police on him. How is it that if my child falls and break a leg I am investigated for child abuse and here is a man who brutally abused his child and noone called the police. This is a sad and mixed up world.
@kingadnan (1541)
• Pakistan
24 Dec 06
Wel this is truth that forgivenes is better than revenge, because revenge brings more problems,destruction,Hate etc. Forgivenes converts an enemy to friend. Wel i think this story is truth.thanks dude
@UcoksBaBa (802)
• Indonesia
24 Dec 06
The ignorance in himself humankind was available! The behaviour this father was the ignorance that extremely,
@bryelee (452)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I live in the US and didn't hear this story. Sounds liek the guy had poor self control and I'm sure this wasn't the 1st dumb thing he did. What a jerk the kid is left withought fingers and a father. How selfish can you be?
• United States
24 Dec 06
That is probably not a true story. I say that because, If the boy was taken to the hospital with his hands beaten to a pulp, with crushed bones and such, the doctors would have immediately had the police on the scene. That father would not have been allowed near the kid, and he probably would have been in custody. Nice try though.
• India
24 Dec 06
It's really sad that Two different things he loved Son and Truck clashed and it was tought for him to decide ...
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I'd rather forgive than have revenge.
@thewane (30)
• Portugal
24 Dec 06
i'm not sorry about the father, only for the child
@tanaclark (570)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I agree. Forgiveness is by far better than revenge. The poor little boy in this story will have to live for the rest of his life with a disability all because he was being a child. Children do things sometimes without realizing how bad it is. They are children that is what they do. But the father he should have known better. The truck is just a material possession that can be replaced but the child cannot. Where was the mother when all this was happening?
• India
24 Dec 06
Situation like this makes man evil if one lose his patience ebrything goes wrong and he attains nothing.So be patience in order to earn something until u find it ..
• United States
24 Dec 06
I agree with doniker & controversy_queen. this "father" was an as@#@#! I have children & if any man had tried to do to mine what he did to his son, (well, lets just say "louie" would have had fun!) (I have an old time louisville slugger bat, nick named louie)