April 9, 2021

Comment response

by Dymitri Haraszewski (author's profile)
This post is in reply to comments on:  Fear thumbnail
Fear
(Jan. 31, 2021)

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Harszewski
Blog 1660
3-24-21
Comment Reply [underlined] (ID:xrpt)
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"K@w,"
I love when people write an extensive comment like yours. It lets me know folks really are seeing what I post, and a lot of times, you'll give me some things to think about too. Your comment had loads of that quality -- thanks. The fear issue has been a big one for me for a long time, probably unconsciously since early childhood, but very overtly since I was kidnapped and taken hostage. It's just so... unimaginable, really, that anyone would want to be paid and make a career from creating terror and dread. You suggest that even if they don't show any consciousness of their actions, fear creators and spreaders must still feel the consequences of their acts "inside". I don't know... maybe eventually [underlined], but in order to do that "job" day after day, it sure seems they'd have to be completely numb or dumb to the horrors they are responsible for. How can you perceive the flinch or wince or anxious stare you've caused, "feel" it inside, yet continue to act the same way? Maybe in one-time, drastic circumstances, but over and over and over, as a job [underlined]? I really think it requires a special type of psychopathy to choose a bade or other uniform of intimidation. There's just something wrong with anyone so willing to repeatedly, knowingly hurt others... and even then to be proud [underlined] of the damage they do.

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Karmaaa Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 4 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post. I found your thoughts to be super interesting and not something I've thought much about. I had always just cast those individuals aside as "bad guys", but what really goes on in their minds? I feel that in order for any of them to be capable of doing these actions, they must have some form of justification in their mind– some way of perceiving themselves as the hero. Perhaps they experienced some form of trauma or segregation from society and have decided that other people are not worth caring for. There may also be some genetic component to this, as I feel our innate emotional capability to empathize with others is what has allowed our civilization to form and evolve, and to not experience this may be a disorder in the mind. Great thoughts!

loganm2 Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 4 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.
I don't have a lot of the background information, but based on this post, you had me thinking about the inherent "goodness" or "badness" of people. There are some who believe that everyone is inherently good but sometimes do bad things or make mistakes, or others who believe that everyone is inherently bad and act in selfish ways. I don't know if there's a right answer for what makes some people good and others bad, but it is definitely something to consider. I am a college student studying psychology, so understanding the "why" and "how" of people is something I really want to get to the bottom of. Again, thank you for your post

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