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Journey Inside Someone’s Head

Posted in Inside a Writer's Head, My Books, Non-violent Psychopaths, Psychopaths, Ripples, Themes by DLFowler on January 4, 2011

I’ve been inside a very unpleasant mind lately. Not a psychopath in the violent criminal sense. That is if you discount the physical havoc mental abuse and inducing stress can wreak on the body.

I’m too old anymore to get worked up over finding non-violent psychopaths wandering around behind well adjusted smiles. I worked for many years in the financial services industry.

I also look for them masquerading as stalwarts of their church communities. They even come from the best of families.

What’s hardest for me is to keep things in perspective. They’re not so different from you and me. We all spend too much time reacting to disappointments we’ve accumulated since birth. Not enough focus on the Grace that wants to permeate our lives.

It’s taken me decades to stop getting angry over the underbelly of the human condition. People don’t seem to be happy unless they’re hurting others, or failing at that they hurt themselves. They seem to be restless about who they are. Not that they’re trying to be the best they can be. They want to be someone else and are oblivious to what
that costs the people around them.

Now the notion of pyschopath suggests that what they do is something they can’t control. Hmm. There may be some strong impulses at work. Probably some brain dynamics pumping out chemistry that makes it hard for them to be nice people. They’ve learned how to fake being nice people, but only to get what they want. So I guess they need to give themselves the Grace to like being who they are already. Sans the psychopath thing, of course.

It might be simple, but it’s also probably hard.

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