Evil: the person or their choices?

United States
October 17, 2006 7:53am CST
When people commit truly evil acts, on the order of Hitler, Stalin, murderers etc., is it because a person can be inherantly evil, or they make choices availible to all people? Can a person just BE evil? Can anybody CHOOSE to be evil? Force
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@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Some people can be born without empathy which would inherantly make them evil... Babies who do not bond (Reactive Attachment Disorder or RAD) with a caregiver will not learn empathy though they are capable of it and can also grow up to be less caring though I wouldn't say outright evil, they just have no feelings (basicslly self centered and untrusting), also children who are seriously abused at a young age will grow up with built up rage in their system and act out on violent ways as an a teen or adult...they thrive on power and control as a reaction to having none when they were small and defensless...Please if you think any child is being hurt call CPS or 1-800-4 a child or check out www.childhelpusa.com You can save a child from growing up to be a monster.
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
21 Oct 06
BTW..I noticed your ID was force fed? My daughter was forced fed by her father as a toddler and created all kinds of eating problems, she refused to eat at all and was not growing..we didn't know at the time she had autism and that they have particular food choices. I always gave her what I knew she would eat..Can't ell you had glad I am that that man is long gone from our lives!
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• United States
21 Oct 06
You make excellent points bhchy. What you describe sounds like sociopaths. No remorse or normal feelings of right and wrong. Is RAD a disease or a reaction to their environment? I'm glad your daughter was eventually diagnosed. Autism seems to be only now getting a brought to light for what it is. There is a long way to go. How do you go about introducing new foods to her, or don't you? The id really has nothing to do with food. Force
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@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
21 Oct 06
She is 14 now and that was 12 years ago...though for a long time she would only eat cereal and only when her father was not around..After he left she relaxed and began to eat more foods, though there are foods she will not eat such a bread...applsause, mashed potato's anything muchy really..and nothing yellow....lol RAD is when a baby is not cared for, they are born normal, but no one hugs the baby, talks it, changes the diaper, the baby is usually left in a crib all day long with little to no interaxtion..after about 6 months they shut down the emotional componet and learn to not trust or feel...so it is a reaction to their environment from day one...It's a very sad form of child abuse.
• India
22 Oct 06
the best question that i have faced probably.. i think its the mixture of bad childhood and wrong choice..bad guidance..probably they are told to follow this path and as they follow this path from choildhood they think its the best path for them..poor world this is..poorer still are the people
• United States
24 Oct 06
Thank you for your input kapil. Force
@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
21 Oct 06
it all depends on your childhood i think. if you have a good childhood and u are raised right and moraly you just do good all of your life. on the other hand if u are abused and stuff u might do it to other people later on. for instance: i heard that rapists got raped themselves when they were young.
• United States
21 Oct 06
Those are good points. Yeah, people who are abused in any way often grow up to abuse others. I'm not saying it's a majority, but sometimes it seems like it. But there's some that the shrinks can never quite place the cause. It's an on-going debate over nature vs. nurture. It's wierd to look inthe face of an evil man and wonder if there was ever some point in his life where it could have been different. Force
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