@anon52768: Whoever you may be, know that this “stupid decision” is taught to us by the generation above us. And the generation above the and so forth. It’s sad to think that we live in a world were everything is someone else’s fault or someone else’s problem. Really, are we so naive as to put the blame on one another and not take accountability or responsibility for our own actions? That is just devastatingly selfish.
Think about a time you have done something wrong -- something mediocre. Not just “Oh, I stole my sister’s goldfish,” but something that would have had a more serious consequence than no more goldfish for the next five minutes. When you acted this way, what did you think?
Sadly, we trick ourselves into believing that we were in the right. We recognize that in the moment we have done something wrong. But do we own up to it? Do we ever own up to it? Is there anything that we ever own up to? Even the government does not own up to things. We all know it. But we have to trust the government. It would not be right not to. Does that stop people from deciding otherwise? No! But before you go blaming someone who is clearly struggling more than you are, whether you choose to believe them or not, look at the big picture. If it truly was indeed taught to this person from their parents, where did they pick it up? I’m not a government conspiracy theorist. This was merely an example of corruption.
The people we hurt the most are ourselves. We are all guilty of this crime. No one person is exempt from this. It is just something we must live with. Just as we must live with those whose parents set supposed “bad examples”. Before you go trying to control another person’s life, start by trying to control yours. Remember, the choice is yours.