Psychopaths and evil
How would you explain to a rat that it is a rat?
For a rat it would be necessary to have self perception,and that would mean that the rat must be able to look at itself from an other,higher point of view,like the ghost hoovering over a person.
But even then the ghost rat could only recognize those characteristics that it uses in the rat life,it can not invent new characteristics.
The rat could see from this elevated point of view how it interacts with the environment with the characteristics it has.
And here it becomes tricky.Speaking of a conscience,a knowing of one selves,we presume one whole set of characteristics,but in reality that whole set is never found in one living creature.
We have our strong points and some points we miss completely or have only partly in use.
Can I be held responsible for something I don`t have or,as a misfortune of circumstances,never had a chance to develop?
We may talk about “humanity”as a whole,every characteristic of human behavior and thinking is present in it,but individually we are invalids. Individually we have our blind spots.
We clumsily stumble through a reality with that what we got. We can say: tomorrow I
m going to be a lovely person",but if that means that I dont kick the cat on that day…what is it worth?
What is it worth in the perception of others? They think this behavior is quit “normal”,for me it would be something special.
For me to consider it “normal” after a while,I need the interaction with others who convince me of this “normality”
Man is a social animal,we can only become humans through others.
And see the socio- and psychopaths of this world: they seek and,fairly, beg,for attention and guidance,but when the helping hand is stretched out they use every defence mechanism they have cultivated in a world who`s message is:”every man for himself”.
And this behavior makes them dangerous,makes you never know what they`re up to.
It is the strategy of a psychopath to squirm like a worm in a world they conceive as hostile,to survive,to make room for their being,using the intellectual abilities to perfect the mechanisms of dominance over those they consider to be their enemies.
How to show a psychopath that he IS a psychopath,if there is no way to make him look at himself from a higher point of view?
To convince him that this world does not have to be a hostile place?
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