Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday

I'm sorry if I'm stepping on any toes by doing thoughts for Thursday. I started reading them and got hooked. Like today I was reading PixieDust's blog about are some people destined to do bad things and it was something I had been thinking about for a while. As some of you know I'm a huge Buffy fan. I've been watching season 7 again in my scrapbooking room over the last couple weeks. It is essentially the big battle between good and evil. Can we have one with out the other, I don't think so. I think we all want to be good, and in some cases, even moments, it is a struggle. I think that things happen in our lives that we cannot prevent, that in some strange way shape us and either make us or break us. I don't know how many of you have watched Intervention on A&E, but it seems that most of the addicts have something that they are trying to forget or are screaming out loud to be fixed by using. They have been molested, felt neglected, and so forth. I get that, having my own issues. I am also usually surrounded by people who have done unthinkable things on a daily basis. I have seen people who just do not care about another human being's life and are not afraid to express as much. I have seen people do unimaginable things to themselves in order to get what they want or get some attention. I have no hope that a pedophile can be cured, and they should never be let out on the streets again. I have been wondering if the whole locking people up thing really has any affect on people. It seems to be a badge of honor for some, a minor inconvenience for some, it's not some people's fault, and others I do believe take it to heart. This may be where the upbringing comes in. I think instilling the basic "do on to others" mentality into people is where it all begins. I'm not saying this in the biblical sense either. I just think that having the thought of "how will what I do affect other people" is really the basis for everything. Which begins the struggle of good and evil because once something bad/evil is done to you, you do have the thoughts of well, some one did it to me. It is the rising above these trespasses, if you will, is where the battle for good starts to win. Have I gone way off topic here? Sorry about the rambling.

4 comments:

Kristi *sweet* Sauer said...

Anyone and everyone is welsome to do a TFT post! Like I commented on Michelle's blog, I think that both environment and genetic factors play a part in violent acts. I agree that prison does NOT rehab 95% of the people there, but i also know that every once in awhile good people do stupid things and get caught. Those are the people I think we have hope for in prison, but most prisoners have been repeat offenders since early in their adolescence....

Michelle Leigh said...

I think there are so many factors that go into why people do the things they do, good or bad. I wish people would let the good in themselves win. I'd like to believe that each and every criminal started out as sweet as my children. Who knows how they became the way they are. Drugs, painful past, mental disorder. Really, all of it could lead to the other. I just have to have faith that I will do the best I can as a mother to raise "good" people. Thanks for the follow up and go ahead and do TFT all the time! I love reading.

jenny cook said...

i agree with michelle and krisi. good post. welcome to tft!

Zoe said...

welcome to tft! my hubby is a guard...no rehab going on out there. as for pedophiles i truly don't believe that they can be changed. ever. good post for your first tft!