Montag, 10. Dezember 2007

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Without parents to help them mature, the mental world of these young killers stays stuck in an infantile, egotistic state, […]

„What keeps us from killing each other is empathy, and we learn it from bonding with parents who pick us back up when we get hurt or teased as children,“ Johnston said. „Without it, you get guys who live in a constant state of protecting the fantasy that they are the most important thing this side of the Milky Way. And because they don’t have empathy, they will shoot or stab to protect their illusion.“

[…] Without anyone in charge of their moral development, young boys come up with their own rules. When they get in disputes, they don’t have the ability to resolve them because no one has ever taught them how to manage anger and stress other than with fists or a gun.

Quelle: Many young black men in Oakland are killing and dying for respect

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