Archive for February 13th, 2012
There is a fellow out there by the name of William Aprill who has spent his adult life studying criminals as a psychologist. In one of his lectures I attended, he related that criminals have been surveyed on various things including why they commit violent crimes. One of the top responses for why they commit a violent act was a “feeling of accomplishment.”
Now that’s abstract, so let me anchor it in reality: Stop for a moment and think about how you felt when you graduated high school…or graduated college…or got that promotion…or bought your first house…or finished that difficult project. Something difficult that took you time and effort and that challenged your abilities, the completion of which signaled to you achievement of a goal or attainment of a status you’d been hoping for over an extended period of time. Do you have that feeling in mind? Good.
That’s how a bad guy feels when he bashes somebody’s skull in with a fucking shovel.
Every once in a while I go re-read the threads on Blitz_308′s shooting in a lawyer’s office; there are a lot of quotes to pull from the thread, but this is a good one.
Still no start date; phone screens went well Friday for another job. We’ll see.
Reading the complaint, though, it sounds like this was self-inflicted; if they hadn’t moved the dirt, it doesn’t look like they would be shut down.